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preg·nan·cy

 (prĕg′nən-sē)
n. pl. preg·nan·cies
1.
a. The condition of being pregnant: a test for pregnancy.
b. An instance of being pregnant: Her second pregnancy was easy.
c. The period during which one is pregnant: the first trimester of pregnancy.
2. The quality or condition of being rich in significance, import, or implication.
3. Creativity; inventiveness.

pregnancy

(ˈprɛɡnənsɪ)
n, pl -cies
1. (Gynaecology & Obstetrics) the state or condition of being pregnant
2. (Medicine) the period from conception to childbirth

preg•nan•cy

(ˈprɛg nən si)

n., pl. -cies.
the state, condition, or quality of being pregnant.
[1520–30]

preg·nan·cy

(prĕg′nən-sē)
1. The condition of being pregnant.
2. The time during which one is pregnant; gestation.

Pregnancy


Obsolete, the part of medical science that studies pregnancy.
Medicine. the condition of pregnancy.
a pregnancy that takes place outside the uterus.
the scientific description of the fetus. — embryographic, adj.
the branch of medicine that studies fetuses. — fetologist, foetologist, n.
the state or condition of pregnancy. — gravidness, n. — gravid, adj.
the medical specialty that deals with pregnancy and childbirth. — obstetrician, n. — obstetric, obstetrical, adj.
the state, condition, or quality of being with child. — pregnant, adj.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.pregnancy - the state of being pregnantpregnancy - the state of being pregnant; the period from conception to birth when a woman carries a developing fetus in her uterus
fetal movement, foetal movement - motion of a fetus within the uterus (usually detected by the 16th week of pregnancy)
amnio, amniocentesis - (pregnancy) extraction by centesis of amniotic fluid from a pregnant woman (after the 15th week of pregnancy) to aid in the diagnosis of fetal abnormalities
stretch mark - a narrow band resulting from tension on the skin (as on abdominal skin after pregnancy)
endometrium - (pregnancy) the mucous membrane that lines the uterus; thickens under hormonal control and (if pregnancy does not occur) is shed in menstruation; if pregnancy occurs it is shed along with the placenta at parturition
segmentation, cleavage - (embryology) the repeated division of a fertilised ovum
physical condition, physiological condition, physiological state - the condition or state of the body or bodily functions
trouble - an unwanted pregnancy; "he got several girls in trouble"
gravidation, gravidity, gravidness - technical terms for pregnancy
gravida - the number of the pregnancy that a woman is in; "in her third pregnancy a woman is said to be gravida three"
para, parity - (obstetrics) the number of liveborn children a woman has delivered; "the parity of the mother must be considered"; "a bipara is a woman who has given birth to two children"
eccyesis, ectopic gestation, ectopic pregnancy, extrauterine gestation, extrauterine pregnancy, metacyesis - pregnancy resulting from gestation elsewhere than in the uterus
entopic pregnancy - pregnancy resulting from normal gestation in the uterus
quickening - the stage of pregnancy at which the mother first feels the movements of the fetus
childbed, confinement, lying-in, parturiency, travail, labour, labor - concluding state of pregnancy; from the onset of contractions to the birth of a child; "she was in labor for six hours"
placenta previa - pregnancy in which the placenta is implanted in the lower part of the uterus (instead of the upper part); can cause bleeding late in pregnancy; delivery by cesarean section may be necessary
phlebothrombosis, venous thrombosis - thrombosis of a vein without prior inflammation of the vein; associated with sluggish blood flow (as in prolonged bedrest or pregnancy or surgery) or with rapid coagulation of the blood
morning sickness - nausea early in the day; a characteristic symptom in the early months of pregnancy

pregnancy

noun gestation, gravidity It is advisable to cut out all alcohol during pregnancy.
Related words
adjective antenatal, postnatal, maternity

pregnancy

noun
The condition of carrying a developing fetus within the uterus:
Translations
حَمْلحَمَل، حَبَل
těhotenstvíbřezost
graviditet
raskaus
trudnoća
terhesség
meîganga, òungun
妊娠
임신
tehotenstvo
nosečnost
graviditet
การตั้งท้อง
gebelikhamilelik
sự có thai

pregnancy

[ˈpregnənsɪ]
A. N [of woman] → embarazo m; [of animal] → preñez f
see also phantom B
B. CPD pregnancy test Nprueba f del embarazo

pregnancy

[ˈprɛgnənsi] n [woman] → grossesse f; [animal] → gravidité f
unwanted pregnancies → grossesses non désiréespregnancy test ntest m de grossesse

pregnancy

nSchwangerschaft f; (of animal)Trächtigkeit f; (fig) (of remarks etc)Bedeutungsgehalt m; (of silence, pause)Bedeutungsschwere f, → Bedeutungsgeladenheit f

pregnancy

[ˈprɛgnənsɪ] ngravidanza

pregnant

(ˈpregnənt) adjective
carrying unborn young in the womb.
ˈpregnancy (plural ˈpregnancies) noun

pregnancy

حَمْل těhotenství graviditet Schwangerschaft εγκυμοσύνη embarazo raskaus grossesse trudnoća gravidanza 妊娠 임신 zwangerschap graviditet ciąża gravidez беременность graviditet การตั้งท้อง gebelik sự có thai 怀孕

preg·nan·cy

n. embarazo, gravidez, estado de gestación;
ectopic ______ ectópico;
extrauterine ______ extrauterino;
incomplete ______ incompleto;
interstitial ______ intersticial;
false ______ falso;
multiple ______ múltiple;
prolonged ______ prolongado;
surrogate ______ subrogado;
tubal ______ tubárico.

pregnancy

n (pl -cies) embarazo; ectopic — embarazo ectópico; tubal — embarazo tubárico; unwanted — embarazo no deseado
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