fetal

adjective fe·tal \ ˈfē-tᵊl \
Updated on: 16 Apr 2018

Definition of fetal

: of, relating to, or being a fetus

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First Known Use of fetal

1811

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Definition of fetal for English Language Learners

  • : of or relating to a developing animal or human being that is not yet born : of or relating to a fetus


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fetal

adjective fe·tal
variants: or chiefly British foetal play \ˈfēt-ᵊl\

medical Definition of fetal

: of, relating to, or being a fetus


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