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pseudopregnancy

[soo-doh-preg-nuh n-see] /ˌsu doʊˈprɛg nən si/
noun, plural pseudopregnancies.
1.
Pathology, Veterinary Pathology, false pregnancy.
Origin
1855-1860
1855-60; pseudo- + pregnancy
Related forms
pseudopregnant, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for pseudopregnancy

pseudopregnancy

/ˈsjuːdəʊˌprɛɡnənsɪ/
noun
1.
another name for phantom pregnancy
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pseudopregnancy in Medicine

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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Encyclopedia Article for pseudopregnancy

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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