• IPA: /ˈfiːtəs/

fetus (plural fetuses or feti)

  1. (Australia, Canada, US) An unborn or unhatched vertebrate showing signs of the mature animal.
    • 1963, John W Choate, ‎Henry A. Thiede, University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry, Transcript, Volume 2 ↗
      Several feti were removed from every rats' uterus, stripped of their membranes and allowed to lie in the peritoneal cavity connected to the placenta by the umbilical cord and with the placenta still attached to the uterine wall.
  2. (Australia, Canada, US) A human embryo after the eighth week of gestation.
    The sequence is: molecules in reproductive systems, then gametes, zygotes, morulas, blastocysts, and then fetuses.

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