Fetus
Fetus Fe"tus (f[=e]"t[u^]s), n.; pl. {Fetuses} (f[=e]"t[u^]s*[e^]z). [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 a vertebrate animal in the womb, or in the egg; often restricted to the later stages in the development of viviparous and oviparous animals. showing the main recognizable features of the mature animal, {embryo} being applied to the earlier stages. [Written also {f[oe]tus}.] [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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  • Fetus — Ein Fetus (auch Fötus, nach lateinisch fetus, „die Brut, Nachkommenschaft“) ist ein Embryo nach Ausbildung der inneren Organe während der Schwangerschaft. Mit Abschluss der Organogenese in der 8. Schwangerschaftswoche beginnt beim Menschen ab der …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • fetus — FÉTUS, fetuşi, s.m. (anat.) Făt (1). – Din lat., fr. foetus. Trimis de LauraGellner, 10.05.2004. Sursa: DEX 98  FÉTUS s. (anat.) făt. Trimis de siveco, 05.08.2004. Sursa: Sinonime  fétus s. m …   Dicționar Român

  • Fetus — Fetus, Fétus Rare, le nom est porté dans la Meuse depuis le XVIIe siècle. On en trouve aussi des mentions anciennes dans le Loiret. Il évoque apparemment des fétus de paille, reste à savoir comment l interpréter. Plusieurs lieux dits s appellent… …   Noms de famille

  • Fétus — Fetus, Fétus Rare, le nom est porté dans la Meuse depuis le XVIIe siècle. On en trouve aussi des mentions anciennes dans le Loiret. Il évoque apparemment des fétus de paille, reste à savoir comment l interpréter. Plusieurs lieux dits s appellent… …   Noms de famille

  • fetus — late 14c., the young while in the womb or egg, from L. fetus (often, incorrectly, foetus) the bearing, bringing forth, or hatching of young, from Latin base *fe to generate, bear, also to suck, suckle (see FECUND (Cf. fecund)). In Latin, fetus… …   Etymology dictionary

  • fetus — fetus, foetus Medical usage in Britain and the US favours fetus, following the word s origin in Latin fetus ‘offspring’. In AmE this spelling is preferred generally, but foetus is still common in non medical use in BrE, largely because of the… …   Modern English usage

  • Fetus — Album par Franco Battiato Sortie Janvier 1972 Enregistrement 1972 Genre Musique expérimentale Label Bla Bla …   Wikipédia en Français

  • fetus — I noun baby, embryo, genesis, immature stage, life, origination, seed, source, starting point, unborn young II index embryo Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …   Law dictionary

  • fetus — [fēt′əs] n. pl. fetuses [ME < L fetus, foetus, a bringing forth, progeny; as adj., pregnant, fruitful: see FEMALE] an unborn offspring of a vertebrate animal that is still in the uterus or egg, esp. in its later stages and specif., in humans,… …   English World dictionary

  • Fetus — (lat.), so v.w. Foetus, s. Embryo …   Pierer's Universal-Lexikon

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