superfetation


su·per·fe·ta·tion

noun \-fē-ˈtā-shən\

Definition of SUPERFETATION

:  a progressive accumulation or accretion reaching an excessive degree

Origin of SUPERFETATION

Medieval Latin superfetation-, superfetatio, from Latin superfetare to conceive while already pregnant, from super- + fetare to bear young, from fetus newly delivered — more at fetus
First Known Use: 1642

su·per·fe·ta·tion

noun    (Medical Dictionary)

Medical Definition of SUPERFETATION

: successive fertilization of two or more ova of different ovulations resulting in the presence of embryos of unlike ages in the same uterus

Variants of SUPERFETATION

su·per·fe·ta·tion or chiefly British su·per·foe·ta·tion \ˌsü-pər-fē-ˈtā-shən\

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