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foetus

noun [C] uk (US also fetus)   /ˈfiː.təs/ us    /-t̬əs/
a young human being or animal before birth, after the organs have started to developAnimal reproductionProcesses and stages connected with sexual reproduction
foetal
adjective uk (US also fetal)   /-təl/ us    /-t̬əl/
foetal abnormalities foetal positionAnimal reproductionProcesses and stages connected with sexual reproduction
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