/ (ˈfiːtəl) /
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a variant spelling of fetal
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How to use foetal in a sentence
On the former hypothesis, for example, the teeth of the foetal 'Balaena' have a meaning; on the latter, none.Lectures and Essays|T.H. Huxley
When in the foetal state these whales have numerous minute teeth lying in the dental groove of both upper and lower jaws.
Every stage of its foetal development is watched with feeling of settled repugnance.Searchlights on Health|B. G. Jefferis and J. L. Nichols
He contracted himself, pulling legs and arms inward in a massive convulsion until at last he had assumed the foetal position.Turning Point|Alfred Coppel
She listened intently to the quick, light, foetal heartbeat for over a minute, and gradually a faraway gleam lighted her eyes.Unbegotten Child|Winston Marks