pseudopregnancy

pseudopregnancy

[soo-doh-preg-nuhn-see]
noun, plural pseudopregnancies.
Pathology, Veterinary Pathology, false pregnancy.

Origin:
1855–60; pseudo- + pregnancy

pseudopregnant, adjective
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pseudopregnancy (ˈsjuːdəʊˌprɛɡnənsɪ)
 
n
another name for phantom pregnancy

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pseudopregnancy pseu·do·preg·nan·cy (sōō'dō-prěg'nən-sē)
n.

  1. See pseudocyesis.

  2. A condition resembling pregnancy that occurs in some mammals, marked by persistence of the corpus luteum and usually following infertile copulation.

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pseudopregnancy

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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