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conceptus

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noun con·cep·tus \kən-ˈsep-təs\

Definition of conceptus

plural

conceptuses

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concepti

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  1. :  a fertilized egg, embryo, or fetus



Origin and Etymology of conceptus

Latin, one conceived, from past participle of concipere to conceive


First Known Use: 1745


Medical Dictionary

conceptus

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noun con·cep·tus \kən-ˈsep-təs\

Medical Definition of conceptus

plural

conceptuses

also

concepti

\-ˌtī\
  1. :  a fertilized egg, embryo, or fetus




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  1. Medical Dictionary: Definition of conceptus


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