The figure included abortions performed after mothers learned their fetuses had conditions that would mean death outside the womb.
A Christian activist had two fetuses called as witnesses—the latest sign of a nationwide attack on abortion rights.
Each is tasked with eating two fetuses (tiny beaks, feathers, and claws included), but only one can finish the challenge.
As did their fetuses, including those of the four women who were in their last trimester.
Other fetuses had Down syndrome or severe chromosomal defects.
fetuses deficient at their extremities, or have a duplicature of parts.
Thus it seems unlikely that, if No. 11 conceived, she lost her fetuses in utero.
In three fetuses the bacillus was found in the intestinal contents in pure culture; in one fetus it was isolated from the blood.
fetuses were dead and were not appreciably larger than the one of the same clutch in the egg opened on July 31.
In the other three cases the fetuses were undeveloped and the condition was that of a true abortion.
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.