phantom pregnancy

noun

the occurrence of signs of pregnancy, such as enlarged abdomen and absence of menstruation, when no embryo is present, due to hormonal imbalanceAlso called: false pregnancy, pseudopregnancy Technical name: pseudocyesis

Nearby words

  1. phantom,
  2. phantom circuit,
  3. phantom corpuscle,
  4. phantom limb,
  5. phantom limb pain,
  6. phantom stock,
  7. phantom tumor,
  8. phantom withdrawal,
  9. phar.,
  10. phar.b.

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