Posts Tagged ‘Uterus’

Superfetation

Thursday, August 30th, 2012

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superfetation |ˌsoōpərˌfēˈtā sh ən|
noun Medicine & Zoology
the occurrence of a second conception during pregnancy, giving rise to embryos of different ages in the uterus.
• figurative the accretion of one thing on another : the superfetation of ideas.
ORIGIN early 17th cent.: from French superfétation or modern Latin superfetatio(n-), from Latin superfetare, from super- ‘above’ + fetus ‘fetus.’

See this piece in person on exhibit in Detroit, October, at “Damned”.