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noun 
  1. an excessive accumulation; a superfluous addition
  • 1857: These gentlemen were greatly astonished at Bovary's romantic ideas, and the pharmacist hurried in to say to him: "This velvet looks to me rather a superfetation. Besides, the expense..." " Gustave Flaubert, Madame Bovary (tr. Geoffrey Wall 1992).
Translations: 
  • French: superfétation
Etymology: From Latin superfetare "conceive while pregnant", from super- + foetus.


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