Definition: A condition in which symptoms resembling those of pregnancy are present, but which is not pregnancy; occurs after sterile copulation in mammalian species in which copulation induces ovulation, and also in dogs, in which the estrous cycle includes a marked luteal phase.
Synonym(s): false pregnancy
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