fetotoxic(redirected from foetotoxic)
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Etymology: L, fetus + Gk, toxikon, poison
pertaining to anything that is poisonous to a fetus.
A substance that is poisonous to a fetus.
fetotoxic(fe?to-tok'sik) [L. fetus, fetus, + Gr. toxikon, poison]
Poisonous to the fetus. Materials considered potentially fetotoxic include alcohol, morphine, cocaine, salicylates, coumarin anticoagulants, sedatives, tetracyclines, thiazides, tobacco smoke, and large doses of vitamin K.See: teratogenic; thalidomide
ability of a substance to cause harm to the developing fetus. See also teratogenic.