HyperDic: superfetation

English > 1 sense of the word superfetation:
NOUNeventsuperfetationfertilization of a second ovum after a pregnancy has begun
English > superfetation: 1 sense > noun 1, event
Meaningfertilization of a second ovum after a pregnancy has begun; results in two fetuses of different ages in the uterus at the same time.
Example"superfetation is normal in some animal species"
Broaderfertilization, fertilisation, fecundation, impregnationcreation by the physical union of male and female gametes
Spanishsuperfetación
Verbssuperfetateconceive when a fetus is already present in the uterus

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