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couvade syndrome

noun

a psychosomatic condition in which the husband or partner of a pregnant woman experiences symptoms of childbirth or pregnancy

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Nearby words

coutil, couture, couturier, couturière, couvade, couvade syndrome, couvelaire uterus, couvert, couzin, coué, coué, émile

Word Origin for couvade syndrome

C20: see couvade
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