noun, plural fe·tus·es.Embryology.
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Origin of fetus
Example sentences from the Web for fetus
As did their fetuses, including those of the four women who were in their last trimester.The Only Thing More Terrifying Than Ebola Is Being Pregnant With Ebola|Kent Sepkowitz, Abby Haglage|October 2, 2014|DAILY BEAST
To be sure, there are wackos on the anti-choice side, with their photos of fetuses and extreme rhetoric.Ten Reasons Women Are Losing While Gays Keep Winning|Jay Michaelson|July 6, 2014|DAILY BEAST
At early genetic testing, 99 percent of fetuses are normal when a woman is 35, and 97 percent at 40.
Benzene causes cancer, thins the blood to cause symptoms resembling hemophilia, and damages fetuses exposed to it.
That said, these are not the same folks shouting “God Hates Fags” and carrying pictures of aborted fetuses.How Anti-Gay Will Mississippi’s ‘New’ Religious Freedom Bill Be?|Jay Michaelson|March 11, 2014|DAILY BEAST
One of the earliest recorded operations for the extractions of two dead fetuses from the womb is clearly described in chapter 76.
Eclamptic women, and those who have nephritis, are most likely to have undeveloped fetuses.
A woman who has given birth to a monster is likely to have subsequent monstrous fetuses.
Superfetation has occurred by coition during pregnancy, and this results commonly in abortion and the death of both fetuses.
Fetuses were dead and were not appreciably larger than the one of the same clutch in the egg opened on July 31.
British Dictionary definitions for fetus
noun plural -tuses
Word Origin for fetus
Medical definitions for fetus
n. pl. fe•tus•es
Scientific definitions for fetus
Other words from fetusfetal adjective
Cultural definitions for fetus
The embryo of an animal that bears its young alive (rather than laying eggs). In humans, the embryo is called a fetus after all major body structures have formed; this stage is reached about sixty days after fertilization.