[ kuhn-sep-tuhs ]

noun,plural con·cep·tus·es.
  1. 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

Words Nearby conceptus Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2023

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