Superfetation

Definition of Superfetation

Su`per`fe`ta´tion
n.1.(Physiol.) The formation of a fetus at the result of an impregnation occurring after another impregnation but before the birth of the offspring produced by it. This is possible only when there is a double uterus, or where menstruation persists up to the time of the second impregnation.
In then became a superfetation upon, and not an ingredient in, the national character.
- Coleridge.

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fecundation, fertilisation, fertilization, impregnation, superfetate
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