from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. See false pregnancy.
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- n. false pregnancy; the appearance of signs and symptoms associated with pregnancy when the person or animal is not pregnant
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. Spurious pregnancy.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. physiological state in which a woman exhibits symptoms of pregnancy but is not pregnant
pseudo- + New Latin cyēsis, pregnancy (from Greek kuēsis, from kuein, to swell; see keuə- in Indo-European roots).(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
pseudo- + cyesis, from Latin pseudo- + Ancient Greek κύησις (kuēsis). (Wiktionary)