Complete Definition of "fetus"


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English
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Alternative spellings
i|Commonwealth foetus, fœtus
i|archaic phoetus, phœtus
i|obsolete faetus, fætus

Pronunciation
IPA|/ˈfitəs/
:rhymes|iːtəs

Etymology
From L. term|fetus||offspring|lang=la.

Noun
en-noun|es

  1. embryology An unborn or unhatched vertebrate showing signs of the mature animal.
  2. embryology An unborn baby after the 7<sup>th</sup> week of gestation.

Usage notes
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.

Derived terms
fetal

Translations
trans-top|fetus
Chinese: 胎兒, 胎儿 (tāiér)
Czech: plod#Czech|plod m
Danish: foster#Danish|foster n
Dutch: foetus n
Finnish: sikiö
French: fœtus m
German: Fötus n
Greek: έμβρυο n
Hebrew: עובר (‘ubbar) m
Icelandic: fóstur n
Indonesian: janin
Italian: feto m
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Japanese: 胎児 (たいじ, taiji)
Korean: 태아 (胎兒, tae-a)
Latin: foetus
Norwegian: foster n
Polish: płód m
Portuguese: feto m
Quechua: sullu
Romanian: făt m
Russian: плод (plod) m
Serbian: фетус m
Spanish: feto m
Swedish: foster n
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See also
embryo

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