noun, plural fe·tus·es. Embryology.
Words nearby fetus
Origin of fetus
Examples from the Web for fetuses
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.
Each is tasked with eating two fetuses (tiny beaks, feathers, and claws included), but only one can finish the challenge.‘Fear Factor’ Donkey Semen, More Gross Things Eaten on TV (Video)|Melissa Leon|February 3, 2012|DAILY BEAST
Other fetuses had Down syndrome or severe chromosomal defects.
In three fetuses the bacillus was found in the intestinal contents in pure culture; in one fetus it was isolated from the blood.Contagious Abortion of Cows|Ward J. MacNeal
In fetuses still well below hatching size, the tail length is less than the snout-vent length.
Fetuses were dead and were not appreciably larger than the one of the same clutch in the egg opened on July 31.
Thus it seems unlikely that, if No. 11 conceived, she lost her fetuses in utero.An Experimental Translocation of the Eastern Timber Wolf|Thomas F. Weise
Fetuses deficient at their extremities, or have a duplicature of parts.Zoonomia, Vol. I|Erasmus Darwin
British Dictionary definitions for fetuses
noun plural -tuses
Word Origin for fetus
Medicine definitions for fetuses
n. pl. fe•tus•es
Science definitions for fetuses
Other words from fetusfetal adjective
Culture definitions for fetuses
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.