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 cy&emacron;sis, pregnancy (from Greek ku&emacron;sis, from kuein, to swell; see keu&schwa;- in Indo-European roots).
(usually uncountable, plural pseudocyeses)