Definition of pseudocyesis in English:

pseudocyesis

noun

  • technical term for false pregnancy
    • ‘False pregnancy (or pseudocyesis as it is medically known) is a rare condition that is nonetheless a serious emotional and psychological condition in women.’
    • ‘This report describes a case of recurrent pseudocyesis in a man with psychosis, intermittent hyponatremia, and polydipsia.’

Origin

Mid 19th century: from pseudo- ‘false’ + Greek kuēsis ‘conception’.

Pronunciation

pseudocyesis

/ˌso͞odōsīˈēsis/