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an unborn or unhatched vertebrate in the later stages of development showing the main recognizable features of the mature animal
An unborn or unhatched vertebrate showing signs of the mature animal.
A human embryo after the 8 week of gestation.
Etymology: From fetus.
Samuel Johnson's Dictionary
Any animal in embrio; any thing yet in the womb; any thing unborn.
Etymology: fœtus, Latin.
Nor are we at leisure to examine that paradox of Hippocrates, which some learned physicians have of late revived, that the fetus respires in the womb. Boyle.
A fetus or foetus (; plural fetuses, feti, foetuses, or foeti) is the unborn offspring that develops from an animal embryo. Following embryonic development the fetal stage of development takes place. In human prenatal development, fetal development begins from the ninth week after fertilization (or eleventh week gestational age) and continues until birth. Prenatal development is a continuum, with no clear defining feature distinguishing an embryo from a fetus. However, a fetus is characterized by the presence of all the major body organs, though they will not yet be fully developed and functional and some not yet situated in their final anatomical location.
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
Etymology: [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.]
A fetus, also spelled foetus, fœtus, faetus, or fætus, is a developing mammal or other viviparous vertebrate after the embryonic stage and before birth. In humans, the fetal stage of prenatal development starts at the beginning of the 11th week in gestational age, which is the 9th week after fertilization.
Chambers 20th Century Dictionary
U.S. National Library of Medicine
The unborn young of a viviparous mammal, in the postembryonic period, after the major structures have been outlined. In humans, the unborn young from the end of the eighth week after CONCEPTION until BIRTH, as distinguished from the earlier EMBRYO, MAMMALIAN.
A developing human being in the womb of a female human being.
The fetus is an important facet of the creation of a human being, is respected.
Submitted by MaryC on March 9, 2020
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The numerical value of fetus in Chaldean Numerology is: 8
The numerical value of fetus in Pythagorean Numerology is: 8
Examples of fetus in a Sentence
Anyone who has watched this video tape, I dare Hillary Clinton, Barack Obama, to watch these tapes. Watch a fully formed fetus on the table, its heart beating, its legs kicking, while someone says we have to keep it alive to harvest its brain.
Even if two got in, an embryo with three rather than the normal two sets of chromosomes won't survive as a fetus.
Further research is warranted to understand the exact mechanisms, but high cholesterol in mothers may impact the development of organ systems in the fetus or leave a lasting imprint on the regulation of genes that help maintain cholesterol levels in the adult offspring.
It is said that life begins when the fetus can exist apart from its mother. By this definition, many people in Hollywood are legally dead.
We have demonstrated that this method enables us to sequence the whole genome of a fetus, which means it could be used to test for virtually any genetic disorder.
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- جنين, حملArabic
- transversus, fetusLatin
- fetus, janinMalay
- thai nhiVietnamese
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