pregnancy
noun (plural -cies) Date: 15th century 1. the quality of being pregnant (as in meaning) 2. the condition of being pregnant ; gestation 3. an instance of being pregnant

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  • pregnancy — 1520s, from PREGNANT (Cf. pregnant) + CY (Cf. cy) …   Etymology dictionary

  • pregnancy — [n] gestation child bearing, fertilization, germination, gravidity, gravidness, impregnation, parturiency, propagation; concept 427 …   New thesaurus

  • pregnancy — ► NOUN (pl. pregnancies) ▪ the condition or period of being pregnant …   English terms dictionary

  • pregnancy — [preg′nən sē] n. pl. pregnancies the condition, quality, or period of being pregnant …   English World dictionary

  • pregnancy — /preg neuhn see/, n., pl. pregnancies. the state, condition, or quality of being pregnant. [1520 30; PREGN(ANT) + ANCY] * * * Process of human gestation that takes place in the female s body as a fetus develops, from fertilization to birth (see… …   Universalium

  • Pregnancy — For pregnancy in non human animals, see Pregnancy (mammals). Pregnancy Classification and external resources A pregnant woman at the end of the second trimester. ICD 10 …   Wikipedia

  • pregnancy — noun ADJECTIVE ▪ early ▪ late ▪ full term, post term ▪ healthy, normal ▪ successful …   Collocations dictionary

  • Pregnancy — The state of carrying a developing embryo or fetus within the female body. This condition can be indicated by positive results on an over the counter urine test, and confirmed through a blood test, ultrasound, detection of fetal heartbeat, or an… …   Medical 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

  • pregnancy — n. 1) to terminate a pregnancy 2) an ectopic; false; full term; normal pregnancy * * * [ pregnənsɪ] false full term normal pregnancy an ectopic to terminate a pregnancy …   Combinatory dictionary

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