noun, plural pseudocyeses [soo-doh-sahy-ee-seez] . Pathology, Veterinary Pathology.

1810–20; pseudo- + cyesis Unabridged
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pseudocyesis (ˌsjuːdəʊsaɪˈiːsɪs)
n , pl -ces
the technical name for phantom pregnancy

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pseudocyesis pseu·do·cy·e·sis (sōō'dō-sī-ē'sĭs)
A usually psychosomatic condition, occurring in both males and females, in which physical symptoms of pregnancy are manifested without conception. Also called false pregnancy, pseudopregnancy.

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disorder that may mimic many of the effects of pregnancy, including enlargement of the uterus; cessation of menstruation; morning sickness; and even labour pains at term. The cause may be physical-the growth of a tumour or hydatidiform mole in the uterus-or emotional

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Pseudocyesis, as delusional pregnancy is called, is neither common late in life nor a normal response to aging or illness.
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