fetus Meaning in the Cambridge English Dictionary
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"fetus" in British English

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fetusnoun [C]

(UK also foetus) uk   /ˈfiː.təs/  us   /-t̬əs/
a ​younghuman being or ​animal before ​birth, after the ​organs have ​started to ​develop
fetal
adjective (UK also foetal) uk   /-təl/  us   /-t̬əl/
fetal ​abnormalities fetal ​position
(Definition of fetus from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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fetusnoun [C]

 us   /ˈfi·t̬əs/
a ​human being or ​animal as it is ​developing in the ​uterus before ​birth, after the ​organs have ​started to ​form
fetal
adjective [not gradable]  us   /ˈfi·t̬əl/
The ​electronicdevicemonitored the fetal ​heartrate.
(Definition of fetus from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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