superfetation

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English - English
An excessive accumulation; a superfluous addition
The formation of a fetus while another fetus is already present in the uterus
This is possible only when there is a double uterus, or where menstruation persists up to the time of the second impregnation
fertilization of a second ovum after a pregnancy has begun; results in two fetuses of different ages in the uterus at the same time; "superfetation is normal in some animal species
{i} second conception taking place during a pregnancy from an earlier conception
The formation of a fetus at the result of an impregnation occurring after another impregnation but before the birth of the offspring produced by it
superconception
superfetation

    Hyphenation

    su·per·fe·ta·tion

    Pronunciation

    Etymology

    [ -fE-'tA-sh&n ] (noun.) 1603. From Latin superfetare ‘conceive while pregnant’, from super- + foetus.

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