[soo-doh-preg-nuh n-see]
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Origin of pseudopregnancy

First recorded in 1855–60; pseudo- + pregnancy
Related formspseu·do·preg·nant, adjective Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018

Related Words for pseudopregnancy

pseudocyesis, pseudopregnancy

British Dictionary definitions for pseudopregnancy


  1. another name for phantom pregnancy
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pseudopregnancy in Medicine


  1. false pregnancy
  2. 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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