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Formation or development of a second fetus when one is already present in the uterus, occurring normally in certain vertebrate species.
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(Physiology) physiol the presence in the uterus of two fetuses developing from ova fertilized at different times
[C17 superfetate, from Latin superfētāre to fertilize when already pregnant, from super- + fētāre to impregnate, from fētus offspring]
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su•per•fe•ta•tion(ˌsu pər fiˈteɪ ʃən)
the fertilization of an ovum in a female mammal already pregnant.
[1595–1605; < Latin superfētā(re) to conceive again while still pregnant]
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a conception occurring after the onset of a pregnancy from an earlier conception.See also: Birth
a conception occurring during a pregnancy from an earlier conception.See also: Biology
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|Noun||1.||superfetation - fertilization of a second ovum after a pregnancy has begun; results in two fetuses of different ages in the uterus at the same time; "superfetation is normal in some animal species"|
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n. superfetación, fecundación de dos óvulos en el mismo útero en un intervalo de tiempo corto aunque correspondientes a dos períodos menstruales diferentes.
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