Definition of superfetate in English:

superfetate

adjective

rare
  • Excessively fertile, prolific, or numerous.

verb

Physiology
  • no object To conceive while already pregnant; to exhibit or undergo superfetation.

Origin

Mid 19th century; earliest use found in Richard Winter Hamilton (1794–1848), Congregational minister. From classical Latin superfētātus, past participle of superfētāre superfete<br>early 17th century; earliest use found in Henry Cockeram (fl. 1623–1658), lexicographer. From classical Latin superfētāt-, past participial stem of superfētāre superfete.

Pronunciation

superfetate

/ˌsuːpəˈfiːteɪt//ˌsjuːpəfiːˈteɪt/