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fetal

[ feet-l ]
/ ˈfit l /
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adjective Embryology.
of, relating to, or having the character of a fetus.
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Also especially British, foe·tal .

Origin of fetal

First recorded in 1735–45; fet(us) + -al1

OTHER WORDS FROM fetal

post·fe·tal, adjectivepost·foe·tal, adjective

WORDS THAT MAY BE CONFUSED WITH fetal

fatal, fetal
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British Dictionary definitions for fetal

fetal

foetal

/ (ˈfiːtəl) /

adjective
of, relating to, or resembling a fetus
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Medical definitions for fetal

fetal
[ fētl ]

adj.
Of, relating to, or being a fetus.
The American Heritage® Stedman's Medical Dictionary Copyright © 2002, 2001, 1995 by Houghton Mifflin Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Company.
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