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pseudopregnancy

[ soo-doh-preg-nuhn-see ]
/ ˌsu doʊˈprɛg nən si /
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noun, plural pseu·do·preg·nan·cies.

Pathology, Veterinary Pathology. false pregnancy.

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Origin of pseudopregnancy

First recorded in 1855–60; pseudo- + pregnancy

OTHER WORDS FROM pseudopregnancy

pseu·do·preg·nant, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for pseudopregnancy

pseudopregnancy
/ (ˈsjuːdəʊˌprɛɡnənsɪ) /

noun

another name for phantom pregnancy
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012

Medical 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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