a physical condition caused by emotional factors or by a tumor, etc., in which a female's body manifests signs of pregnancy, including amenorrhea and enlargement of the abdomen; false pregnancy
Origin of pseudocyesisModern Latin from pseudo- + Classical Greek ky?sis, conception
See false pregnancy.
Origin of pseudocyesispseudo- New Latin cyēsis pregnancy ( from Greek kuēsis ) ( from kuein to swell ; see keuə- in Indo-European roots.)
(usually uncountable, plural pseudocyeses)