Tom dramatizes the figure of the passive reader who is vulnerable to literal interpretation and to the invasion and "superfetation
of alien ideas" that could derail development altogether and end the young reader's life.
Habitat predicts reproductive superfetation
and body shape in the livebearing fish Poeciliopsis turrubarensis.
chamulae are similar to those of other members of the tribe Gambusiini (e.g., no superfetation
and lecithotrophy; but see Pires et al.
"So when I told him of superfetation
, he looked at me like I was crazy.
The appearance of cardiac activity may be discordant in heterotopic pregnancy, according to Hirsh and associates, suggesting that superfetation
is indeed a mechanism in its development, with one pregnancy conceived earlier than the other.
Females exhibit superfetation
, in which several different broods of offspring are carried simultaneously, each at different stages of development.
More than representing an exaggerated equalization of one with the other, it seems to point ironically to the same superfetation
of literary theory denounced in Do ideal e da gloria as one of the "un-cultural" problems of Brazil.
Aristotle then returns (in GA 4) to a further consideration of male and female, this time inquiring into the origination of these two regulating principles of genesis themselves, including in later sections of book 4 a discussion of various irregularities in generation (for example, the occurrence of monstrosities, superfetation
, and miscarriage).
The website reports that superfetation
might be more common than we realize as some doctors might mistake it for twin pregnancies.
Furthermore, some poeciliids are able to accommodate several clutches simultaneously, socalled superfetation
(e.g., Turner 1937; Thibault & Schultz 1978; Reznick & Miles 1989).
Such a rare case, when mother conceives another child while pregnant, is called superfetation
in medical terminology.
For Ame was conceived three weeks after Lia due to a rare event called superfetation