[ soo-per-fee-tey-shuhn ]
/ ˌsu pər fiˈteɪ ʃən /
the fertilization of an ovum in a female mammal already pregnant.
GEE WHILLIKERS! WAIT TILL YOU SEE THIS WORD OF THE DAY QUIZ!
Do you remember all the words from last week, September 21–27, 2020? Then this quiz should be butyraceous.
Question 1 of 7
What does “yare” mean?
Origin of superfetation
OTHER WORDS FROM superfetationsu·per·fe·tate, adjective
Words nearby superfetation
Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2020
British Dictionary definitions for superfetation
/ (ˌsuːpəfiːˈteɪʃən) /
physiol the presence in the uterus of two fetuses developing from ova fertilized at different times
Derived forms of superfetationsuperfetate (ˌsuːpəˈfiːteɪt), adjective
Word Origin for superfetation
C17 superfetate, from Latin superfētāre to fertilize when already pregnant, from super- + fētāre to impregnate, from fētus offspring
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