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foetus

(fē′təs)
n. Chiefly British
Variant of fetus.

foetus

See fetus.

fe·tus

, pl. fetuses (fē'tŭs, -ĕz)
1. The unborn young of a viviparous animal after it has taken form in the uterus.
2. In humans, the product of conception from the end of the eighth week to the moment of birth.
Synonym(s): foetus.
[L. offspring]

foetus

The widely-used but incorrect spelling of FETUS.

foetus

the EMBRYO of mammals from the time when it achieves the main features of the adult form. This is usually at the time of the formation of the AMNION which is after about eight weeks of pregnancy in women. See AMNIOCENTISIS and Fig. 29 .

fetus

; foetus product of conception, from 8th week of intrauterine life until point of birth

fe·tus

, pl. fetuses (fē'tŭs, -ĕz) Avoid the incorrect plural feti.
In humans, product of conception from the end of the eighth week of gestation to the moment of birth.
[L. offspring]
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