fetal

[ feet-l ]
/ ˈfit l /

adjective Embryology.

of, relating to, or having the character of a fetus.
Also especially British, foe·tal.

Origin of fetal

First recorded in 1805–15; fet(us) + -al1

OTHER WORDS FROM fetal

post·fe·tal, adjectivepost·foe·tal, adjective

WORDS THAT MAY BE CONFUSED WITH fetal

fatal fateful fetal (see synonym study at fatal)
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British Dictionary definitions for foetal (1 of 2)

foetal
/ (ˈfiːtəl) /

adjective

a variant spelling of fetal

British Dictionary definitions for foetal (2 of 2)

fetal

foetal

/ (ˈfiːtəl) /

adjective

of, relating to, or resembling a fetus
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Medical definitions for foetal

fetal
[ fētl ]

adj.

Of, relating to, or being a fetus.
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