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definition of the word fetus

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Fetus

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From Latin fētus (offspring).

Singular
fetus

Plural
fetuses

fetus (plural fetuses)

  1. (embryology) An unborn or unhatched vertebrate showing signs of the mature animal.
  2. (embryology) A human embryo after the 8th week of gestation.

Generally, fetus is accepted as the correct spelling especially in the scientific community whereas, foetus is still commonly used in Commonwealth countries such as the UK.


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