pseudocyesis


pseu·do·cy·e·sis

noun \-sī-ˈē-səs\

Definition of PSEUDOCYESIS

:  a psychosomatic state that occurs without conception and is marked by some of the physical symptoms and changes in hormonal balance of pregnancy

Origin of PSEUDOCYESIS

New Latin, from pseud- + cyesis pregnancy, from Greek kyēsis, from kyein to be pregnant — more at cyme
First Known Use: circa 1817

pseu·do·cy·e·sis

noun \-sī-ˈē-səs\   (Medical Dictionary)
plural pseu·do·cy·e·ses \-ˌsēz\

Medical Definition of PSEUDOCYESIS

: a psychosomatic state that occurs without conception and is marked by some of the physical symptoms (as cessation of menses, enlargement of the abdomen, and apparent fetal movements) and changes in hormonal balance of pregnancy

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