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superfetation

Pronunciation: su'per-fe-ta'shun

Definition: The presence of two fetuses of different ages, not twins, in the uterus, due to the impregnation of two ova liberated at successive periods of ovulation; an obsolete concept.

Synonym(s): hypercyesis, hypercyesia, multifetation, superimpregnation

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