[ kuh n-sep-tuh s ]
/ kənˈsɛp təs /

noun, plural con·cep·tus·es.

the embryo and associated membranes of humans and other highly developed animals.

Nearby words

  1. conceptualise,
  2. conceptualism,
  3. conceptualization,
  4. conceptualize,
  5. conceptually,
  6. concern,
  7. concerned,
  8. concerning,
  9. concernment,
  10. concert

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 Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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[ kən-sĕptəs ]

n. pl. con•cep•tus•es

The products of conception; that is, the embryo, chorionic sac, placenta, and fetal membranes.

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