pseudocyesis
SYN: false pregnancy. [pseudo- + G. kyesis, pregnancy]

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pseu·do·cy·e·sis -sī-'ē-səs n, pl -e·ses -.sēz 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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n.
a condition in which a nonpregnant woman exhibits symptoms of pregnancy, e.g. enlarged abdomen, increased weight, morning sickness, and absence of menstruation. The condition usually has an emotional basis.

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pseu·do·cy·e·sis (soo″do-si-eґsis) [pseudo- + -cyesis] false pregnancy.

Medical dictionary. 2011.

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  • pseudocyesis — pseu·do·cyesis …   English syllables

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