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Meaning of FETUS

Pronunciation:  'feetus

WordNet Dictionary
[n]  an unborn or unhatched vertebrate in the later stages of development showing the main recognizable features of the mature animal

FETUS is a 5 letter word that starts with F.


 Synonyms: foetus
 See Also: abortus, craniate, ductus arteriosus, monster, teras, umbilical cord, vertebrate



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
\Fe"tus\, n.; pl. {Fetuses}. [L. fetus, foetus, a bringing
forth, brood, offspring, young ones, cf. fetus fruitful,
fructified, that is or was filled with young; akin to E. fawn
a deer, fecundity, felicity, feminine, female, and prob. to
do, or according to others, to be.]
The young or embryo of an animal in the womb, or in the egg;
often restricted to the later stages in the development of
viviparous and oviparous animals, embryo being applied to the
earlier stages. [Written also {f[oe]tus}.]

Medical Dictionary
 Definition: Term for an unborn baby from the end of the 8th week after conception until birth.
Dream Dictionary
 Definition: Seeing a fetus in your dream, symbolizes a newly developing relationship or idea in your waking life. Something creative is happening. Alternatively, you may be expressing difficulties in some situation or relationship.
Biology Dictionary
 Definition: The unborn offspring of an animal that gives birth to its young (as opposed to laying eggs) during a stage at which the offspring has taken on a recognizable form (all parts in place, etc.). In human development, the period after the seventh or eighth week of pregnancy is the fetal period.