Superfetate Su`per*fe"tate, v. i. [L. superfetare; super above, over + fetare to bring forth.] To conceive after a prior conception, but before the birth of the offspring. [1913 Webster]

The female . . . is said to superfetate. --Grew. [1913 Webster]

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  • superfetate — su·per·fe·tate (so͞o pər fēʹtāt ) intr.v. su·per·fe·tat·ed, su·per·fe·tat·ing, su·per·fe·tates To conceive when a fetus is already present in the uterus.   [Latin superfētāre, superfētāt : super , super + fētāre, to breed (from fētus, offspring.… …   Universalium

  • superfetate — /supəˈfiteɪt/ (say soohpuh feetayt) verb (i) (superfetated, superfetating) to fertilise an ovum after a prior conception but before the first one has run its course. {Late Latin superfētātus, past participle} –superfetation /supəfəˈteɪʃən/ (say… …   Australian English dictionary

  • superfetate —   a. conceive during pregnancy.    ♦ superfetation, n. such conception; cumulative growth by accretion; overproduction …   Dictionary of difficult words

  • superfetate — verb conceive when a fetus is already present in the uterus • Derivationally related forms: ↑superfetation • Hypernyms: ↑conceive • Verb Frames: Something s Somebody s * * * superf …   Useful english dictionary

  • superfetation — superfetate, adj. /sooh peuhr fee tay sheuhn/, n. the fertilization of an ovum in a female mammal already pregnant. [1595 1605; < L superfetat(us) (ptp. of superfetare to conceive again while still pregnant, equiv. to super SUPER + feta(re) to… …   Universalium

  • Superfete — Su per*fete , v. i. To superfetate. [Obs.] [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • dhē(i)- — To suck. Contracted from *dheə₁(i) . Derivatives include female, fawn2, fetus, fennel, and affiliate. 1. Suffixed reduced form *dhē mnā . female, feme, feminine; effeminate, from Latin …   Universalium

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  • catch — Synonyms and related words: OD, abash, abduction, absorb, absorb the attention, accept, acquire, acquisition, allure, ambition, anchor, appreciate, apprehend, apprehension, arrest, arrestation, artful dodge, artifice, assimilate, astonishment,… …   Moby Thesaurus

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