of, relating to, or having the character of a fetus.
- Also especially British, foe·tal .
- post·fe·tal, adjective
- post·foe·tal, adjective
- fatal, fetal
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How to use fetal in a sentence
Understanding processes that govern brain size could help us better understand the causes of microcephaly and other disorders in which the fetal brain fails to develop properly.Eight ways scientists are unwrapping the mysteries of the human brain | Hannah Thomasy | August 25, 2021 | MIT Technology Review
After dousing stem cells with this soup, the cells shed their previous identity, instead adopting that of fetal ovary supporting cells.Scientists Bred Healthy Mice Using Artificial Eggs and Ovaries Made From Stem Cells | Shelly Fan | July 27, 2021 | Singularity Hub
Collins also advocates for the expanded use of at-home heartbeat monitoring to detect fetal stress.What umbilical cord tests can and can’t tell us about stillbirths | Purbita Saha | July 8, 2021 | Popular-Science
She was given a drug commonly used to speed up contractions and hooked up to a fetal heart monitor to measure and record her baby’s vital signs, Grant alleged in court papers.To Get a Shot at Justice, They Were Forced to Prove Their Disabled Daughter’s Intelligence | by Carol Marbin Miller and Daniel Chang, Miami Herald | June 24, 2021 | ProPublica
However, the wording of these polling questions doesn’t capture the fact that the law directly challenges what Roe established as fetal viability, or the point at which a fetus can survive outside the womb — generally considered about 24 weeks.Most Americans Don’t Want Roe v. Wade Repealed. Many Also Support Restrictions On Abortion. | Alex Samuels (Alex.L.Samuels@disney.com) | May 21, 2021 | FiveThirtyEight
Physicians there are skilled enough to perform mid-trimester abortions, as well as procedures for women with fetal anomalies.
Their website seems almost exclusively involved with smoking out products and manufacturers that use aborted fetal cell lines.
But she was in one of the 38 states that do have a fetal homicide law.
Some scientists assert there are three times as many cases of fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders than FAS cases.Internet’s Ridiculous Uproar Over Bar Bathroom Pregnancy Tests | Allison Yarrow | June 19, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
Curled into a fetal position on an outdoor, candle-lit matt in Costa Rica, the 18-year-old trembles in fear.
Even in my fetal state I have, by thy favour, become versed in the Shastras and the Vedas with their several branches.Mahabharata of Krishna-Dwaipayana Vyasa Bk. 3 Pt. 1 | Krishna-Dwaipayana Vyasa
She is keeping up her own bodily functions, as well as developing her fetal litter.Pratt's Practical Pointers on the Care of Livestock and Poultry | Pratt Food Co.
That opinion is not finally settled as regards the animal after the fetal stage, but it is much stronger as regards embryos.
The allantois becomes a part of the fetal umbilical cord after the formation of the placenta.
Some terata, as the Acephalia, have no brain or spinal cord, but they die in the fetal stage.
British Dictionary definitions for fetal
of, relating to, or resembling a fetus
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