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conceptus

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noun con·cep·tus \kən-ˈsep-təs\

Definition of conceptus

plural conceptuses also conceptiplay \-ˌtī\

  1. :  a fertilized egg, embryo, or fetus



Origin 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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