Definition of Pregnant
Pregnant: The state of carrying a developing fetus within the body.
The word "pregnant" comes from the Latin pre- meaning before + (g)natus meaning birth = before (giving) birth. The word "prenatal" has exactly the same origin.Source: MedTerms™ Medical Dictionary
Last Editorial Review: 6/14/2012
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