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the branch of medicine dealing with the fetus in utero.
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a subspecialty of obstetrics/gynecology devoted to the study of the obstetric, medical, and surgical complications of pregnancy.
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The medical study and treatment of the fetus, especially within the uterus.
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fe·tal med·i·cine(fē'tăl med'i-sin)
Study of the growth, development, care, and treatment of the fetus, and of environmental factors harmful to the fetus.
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