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foetus

(fē′təs)
n. Chiefly British
Variant of fetus.
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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]
Medical Dictionary for the Health Professions and Nursing © Farlex 2012

foetus

The widely-used but incorrect spelling of FETUS.
Collins Dictionary of Medicine © Robert M. Youngson 2004, 2005

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 .
Collins Dictionary of Biology, 3rd ed. © W. G. Hale, V. A. Saunders, J. P. Margham 2005

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]
Medical Dictionary for the Dental Professions © Farlex 2012
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