[ fee-tuhs ]

noun,plural foe·tus·es.Chiefly British.

Words Nearby foetus Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2023

How to use foetus in a sentence

  • And after the Muni had gone away, the foetus began to grow for seven years.

  • On the relative weights of the right and left sides of the body in the foetus.

    Parallel Paths | Thomas William Rolleston
  • I have included the down on the human body and the lanugo on the foetus as a rudimentary representation of a hairy coat.

  • Another question of considerable moment relating to generation is from which parent are the first rudiments of the foetus derived.

    Fruits of Philosophy | Charles Knowlton
  • The Turks do not regard a foetus as being really alive until after the fifth month, and have no scruple in causing its abortion.

    Woman and Socialism | August Bebel

British Dictionary definitions for foetus


/ (ˈfiːtəs) /

nounplural -tuses
  1. a variant spelling of fetus

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