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pseudopregnancy

[soo-doh-preg-nuh n-see]
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noun, plural pseu·do·preg·nan·cies.
  1. Pathology, Veterinary Pathology. false pregnancy.
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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

noun
  1. another name for phantom pregnancy
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pseudopregnancy in Medicine

pseudopregnancy

(sōō′dō-prĕgnən-sē)
n.
  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.