pregnancy

[preg-nuh n-see]

noun, plural preg·nan·cies.

the state, condition, or quality of being pregnant.

Origin of pregnancy

First recorded in 1520–30; pregn(ant)1 + -ancy
Related formspost·preg·nan·cy, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for post-pregnancy

pregnancy

noun plural -cies

the state or condition of being pregnant
the period from conception to childbirth
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Word Origin and History for post-pregnancy

pregnancy

n.

1520s (originally figurative), from pregnant (adj.1) + -cy. Literal use attested from 1590s.

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post-pregnancy in Medicine

pregnancy

[prĕgnən-sē]

n.

The condition of a woman or female mammal from conception until birth; the condition of being pregnant.
The period during which a woman or female mammal is pregnant.cyesis
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post-pregnancy in Science

pregnancy

[prĕgnən-sē]

The condition of carrying developing offspring within the body.
The time period during which this condition exists; gestation.
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