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fetus

noun fe·tus \ˈfē-təs\

: a human being or animal in the later stages of development before it is born

Full Definition of FETUS

:  an unborn or unhatched vertebrate especially after attaining the basic structural plan of its kind; specifically :  a developing human from usually two months after conception to birth
compare embryo 1b

Origin of FETUS

Middle English, from Latin, act of bearing young, offspring; akin to Latin fetus newly delivered, fruitful — more at feminine
First Known Use: 14th century

Other Embryology Terms

gravid, neonate, ontogeny, parturition

Rhymes with FETUS

FETUS Defined for Kids

fetus

noun fe·tus \ˈfē-təs\

Definition of FETUS for Kids

:  an animal not yet born or hatched but more developed than an embryo
Medical Dictionary

fetus

noun fe·tus
plural fe·tus·es or chiefly British foe·tus·es or foe·ti \ˈfēt-ˌī\

Medical Definition of FETUS

:  an unborn or unhatched vertebrate especially after attaining the basic structural plan of its kind; specifically :  a developing human from usually two months after conception to birth—compare embryo

Variants of FETUS

fe·tus or chiefly British foe·tus \ˈfēt-əs\

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