fetus

noun fe·tus \ ˈfē-təs \

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

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Origin and Etymology of fetus

Middle English, from Latin, act of bearing young, offspring; akin to Latin fetus newly delivered, fruitful — more at feminine

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FETUS Defined for English Language Learners

fetus

noun

Definition of fetus for English Language Learners

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


FETUS Defined for Kids

fetus

noun fe·tus \ ˈfē-təs \

Definition of fetus for Students

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

Medical Dictionary

fetus

noun fe·tus
variants: or chiefly British foetus play \ˈfēt-əs\

medical Definition of fetus

plural fetuses or chiefly British foetuses or foeti play \ˈfēt-ˌī\
: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


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