superfetation

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noun su·per·fe·ta·tion \-fē-ˈtā-shən\

Definition of superfetation

  1. :  a progressive accumulation or accretion reaching an excessive degree

Origin and Etymology 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: 1603


Medical Dictionary

superfetation

noun su·per·fe·ta·tion
variants: or chiefly British

superfoetation

\ˌsü-pər-fē-ˈtā-shən\play

Medical Definition of superfetation

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


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