pseudopregnancy

[ soo-doh-preg-nuh n-see ]
/ ˌsu doʊˈprɛg nən si /

noun, plural pseu·do·preg·nan·cies.

Pathology, Veterinary Pathology. false pregnancy.

RELATED WORDS


Nearby words

  1. pseudophone,
  2. pseudoplatelet,
  3. pseudopod,
  4. pseudopodium,
  5. pseudopolyp,
  6. pseudoprostyle,
  7. pseudopseudohypoparathyroidism,
  8. pseudopsia,
  9. pseudopterygium,
  10. pseudoptosis

Origin of pseudopregnancy

First recorded in 1855–60; pseudo- + pregnancy

Related formspseu·do·preg·nant, adjective

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British Dictionary definitions for pseudopregnancy

pseudopregnancy

/ (ˈsjuːdəʊˌprɛɡnənsɪ) /

noun

another name for phantom pregnancy
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Medicine definitions for pseudopregnancy

pseudopregnancy

[ sōō′dō-prĕgnən-sē ]

n.

false pregnancy
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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