superfetation

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noun su·per·fe·ta·tion \ -fē-ˈtā-shən \

Definition of superfetation

:a progressive accumulation or accretion reaching an excessive degree

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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


Medical Dictionary

superfetation

noun su·per·fe·ta·tion
variants: or chiefly British superfoetation play \ˌsü-pər-fē-ˈtā-shən\

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

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