Foetus - definition, pronunciation, transcription

Amer.  |ˈfiːtəs|  American pronunciation of the word foetus
Brit.  |ˈfiːtəs|  British pronunciation of the word foetus

noun

- an unborn or unhatched vertebrate in the later stages of development showing the main recognizable features of the mature animal (syn: fetus)

Examples

tests that can detect genetic abnormalities in the foetus

The fertilized egg implants and becomes a foetus.

she didn't want to know the sex of the foetus

Word forms

noun
singular: foetus
plural: foetuses
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