pseudocyesis

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pseu·do·cy·e·sis

 (so͞o′dō-sī-ē′sĭs)
[pseudo- + New Latin cyēsis, pregnancy (from Greek kuēsis, from kuein, to swell; see keuə- in Indo-European roots).]

pseudocyesis

(ˌsjuːdəʊsaɪˈiːsɪs)
n, pl -ses (-siːz)
(Gynaecology & Obstetrics) the technical name for phantom pregnancy

false′ preg′nancy


n.
the appearance of physiological signs of pregnancy without conception; pseudocyesis.
[1880–85]
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Noun1.pseudocyesis - physiological state in which a woman exhibits symptoms of pregnancy but is not pregnant
physical condition, physiological condition, physiological state - the condition or state of the body or bodily functions
Translations

pseu·do·cy·e·sis

n. pseudociesis. V.: pseudopregnancy

pseudocyesis

n pseudociesis f
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The pseudo-pregnancy arose from issues regarding her identity and her frequent bouts of anxiety.
In addition, pseudo-pregnancy which is caused by liberation of unfertilized ova is another physiologic trait of rabbit lasting 15 to 18 days.
Some had other masses or predisposing conditions--carcinoma, localized hyperplasia of pseudo-pregnancy and pyometra (Joshi et al., 1967; Misumi et al., 2002; Barrand et at., 2009).
7, when Mei Xiang began showing behavioral changes consistent with a pregnancy or pseudo-pregnancy.

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