fetal

[feet-l]
Also especially British, foe·tal.

Origin of fetal

First recorded in 1805–15; fet(us) + -al1
Related formspost·fe·tal, adjectivepost·foe·tal, adjective
Can be confusedfatal fateful fetal (see synonym study at fatal)
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British Dictionary definitions for foetal

foetal

adjective
  1. a variant spelling of fetal

fetal

foetal

adjective
  1. of, relating to, or resembling a fetus
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Word Origin and History for foetal
adj.

see fetal; for spelling, see oe.

fetal

adj.

1811, from fetus + -al (1).

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foetal in Medicine

fetal

[fētl]
adj.
  1. Of, relating to, or being a fetus.
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