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fetus or foetus (ˈfiːtəs)
n , pl -tuses
Compare embryo the embryo of a mammal in the later stages of development, when it shows all the main recognizable features of the mature animal, esp a human embryo from the end of the second month of pregnancy until birth
[C14: from Latin: offspring, brood]
foetus or foetus
[C14: from Latin: offspring, brood]

foetus (ˈfiːtəs)
n , pl -tuses
a variant spelling of fetus

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see fetus; for spelling, see oe.
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Example sentences
At a prosecutor's request, they took away the foetus.
But the more the experts have studied foetus, the more it seemed to be not quite right.
Every foetus will have a slightly variable number of receptors, from more to average to less.
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