Origin of fetology

First recorded in 1960–65; fet(us) + -o- + -logy
Related formsfe·tol·o·gist, noun
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fetology in Medicine


  1. The branch of medicine concerned with the study, diagnosis, and treatment of the fetus, especially within the uterus.
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