Neuralstem obtained all the cells it has needed so far from an eight-week old fetus that was aborted in 2000.
Roe allows abortions until a fetus is viable outside the womb, around 24 weeks.
Ohio voters rejected the Kasich law last week, while Mississippi voters rejected the ballot measure to define a fetus as a person.
While Shuai survived the suicide attempt, her fetus ultimately did not.
For the early Jewish sages, during the first 40 days of gestation, the fetus was nothing more than “mere fluid.”
The rudimentary intellect of the fetus is the uninterrupted continuation of the intellect in the preceding existence.
It is only through changes in the mother's blood that the fetus can be influenced.
In some cases what appears as a tumor is an imprisoned and undeveloped ovum which has grafted itself on the fetus.
Moralists talk about the fetus as protected in the membranes.
It is likewise found in the new-born and in the fetus.57 Its action, however, like its chemical composition, is markedly specific.
late 14c., "the young while in the womb or egg," from Latin fetus (often, incorrectly, foetus) "the bearing, bringing forth, or hatching of young," from Latin base *fe- "to generate, bear," also "to suck, suckle" (see fecund).
In Latin, fetus sometimes was transferred figuratively to the newborn creature itself, or used in a sense of "offspring, brood" (cf. Horace's "Germania quos horrida parturit Fetus"), but this was not the basic meaning. Also used of plants, in the sense of "fruit, produce, shoot." The spelling foetus is sometimes attempted as a learned Latinism, but it is not historic.
fetus fe·tus (fē'təs)
n. pl. fe·tus·es
The unborn young of a viviparous vertebrate having a basic structural resemblance to the adult animal.
In humans, the unborn young from the end of the eighth week after conception to the moment of birth.