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pseudocyesis

[soo-doh-sahy-ee-sis] /ˌsu doʊ saɪˈi sɪs/
noun, plural pseudocyeses
[soo-doh-sahy-ee-seez] /ˌsu doʊ saɪˈi siz/ (Show IPA).
Pathology, Veterinary Pathology
Origin
1810-1820
1810-20; pseudo- + cyesis
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  • pseudocyesis, as delusional pregnancy is called, is neither common late in life nor a normal response to aging or illness.
British Dictionary definitions for pseudocyesis

pseudocyesis

/ˌsjuːdəʊsaɪˈiːsɪs/
noun (pl) -ses (-siːz)
1.
the technical name for phantom pregnancy
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pseudocyesis in Medicine

pseudocyesis pseu·do·cy·e·sis (sōō'dō-sī-ē'sĭs)
n.
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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Encyclopedia Article for pseudocyesis

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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