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.

Last Editorial Review: 6/14/2012

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