pseudopregnancy

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pseu·do·preg·nan·cy

 (so͞o′dō-prĕg′nən-sē)
n. pl. pseu·do·preg·nan·cies
2. A condition resembling pregnancy that occurs in some mammals, marked by persistence of the corpus luteum and usually following infertile copulation.

pseu′do·preg′nant adj.

pseudopregnancy

(ˈsjuːdəʊˌprɛɡnənsɪ)
n
(Veterinary Science) another name for phantom pregnancy

false′ preg′nancy


n.
the appearance of physiological signs of pregnancy without conception; pseudocyesis.
[1880–85]
Translations

pseudopregnancy

n (Med) → Scheinschwangerschaft f

pseu·do·preg·nan·cy

n. embarazo falso o imaginario.
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2000); the appearance of mammary gland tumors; a disruption of regular ovarian cycles; and the induction of pseudopregnancies (Cooper et al.
A recent report out of Iowa found that hog producers who were feeding their animals a diet of Bt corn were having "mysterious pseudopregnancies.