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Meaning of PREGNANCY

Pronunciation:  'pregnunsee

WordNet Dictionary
[n]  the state of being pregnant; the period from conception to birth when a woman carries a developing fetus in her uterus

PREGNANCY is a 9 letter word that starts with P.


 Synonyms: gestation
 See Also: childbed, cleavage, confinement, eccyesis, ectopic gestation, ectopic pregnancy, entopic pregnancy, extrauterine gestation, extrauterine pregnancy, gravida, gravidation, gravidity, gravidness, labor, labour, lying-in, metacyesis, morning sickness, para, parity, parturiency, physiological condition, physiological state, placenta previa, quickening, segmentation, travail, trouble



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
\Preg"nan*cy\, n.
1. The condition of being pregnant; the state of being with

2. Figuratively: The quality of being heavy with important
   contents, issue, significance, etc.; unusual consequence
   or capacity; fertility. --Fuller.

Biology Dictionary
 Definition: This is the condition of having an embryo or fetus developing in the uterus.