phantom pregnancy

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false pregnancy due to psychogenic factors.

Medical dictionary. 2011.

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  • phantom pregnancy — noun a condition in which signs of pregnancy are present in a woman who is not pregnant …   English new terms dictionary

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  • phantom — n. & adj. n. 1 a ghost; an apparition; a spectre. 2 a form without substance or reality; a mental illusion. 3 Med. a model of the whole or part of the body used to practise or demonstrate operative or therapeutic methods. adj. merely apparent;… …   Useful english dictionary

  • pregnancy — n. the period during which a woman carries a developing fetus, normally in the uterus (compare ectopic pregnancy). Pregnancy lasts for approximately 266 days, from conception until the baby is born, or 280 days from the first day of the last… …   The new mediacal dictionary

  • phantom — phan|tom1 [ˈfæntəm] n literary [Date: 1200 1300; : Old French; Origin: fantosme, from Latin phantasma; PHANTASM] 1.) the image of a dead person or strange thing that someone thinks they see = ↑ghost 2.) something that exists only in your… …   Dictionary of contemporary English

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