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[kuh n-sep-tuh s] /kənˈsɛp təs/
noun, plural conceptuses.
the embryo and associated membranes of humans and other highly developed animals.
Origin of conceptus
1935-40; < New Latin; Latin: the action of conceiving, hence, something that is conceived, fetus, embryo, equivalent to concep- (variant stem of concipere to conceive; see concept) + -tus suffix of v. action Unabridged
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conceptus con·cep·tus (kən-sěp'təs)
n. pl. con·cep·tus·es
The products of conception; that is, the embryo, chorionic sac, placenta, and fetal membranes.

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