superfetate

superfetation

[soo-per-fee-tey-shuhn]
noun
the fertilization of an ovum in a female mammal already pregnant.

Origin:
1595–1605; < Latin superfētāt(us) (past participle of superfētāre to conceive again while still pregnant, equivalent to super- super- + fētā(re) to breed (see fetus) + -tus past participle suffix) + -ion

superfetate, adjective
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superfetation (ˌsuːpəfiːˈteɪʃən)
 
n
physiol the presence in the uterus of two fetuses developing from ova fertilized at different times
 
[C17 superfetate, from Latin superfētāre to fertilize when already pregnant, from super- + fētāre to impregnate, from fētus offspring]
 
superfetate
 
adj

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