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Definition of "foetal" []

  • Chiefly British Variant of fetal. (adjective)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "foetal" in a sentence
  • "The ideas colored everything he wrote: when writing on education, he combined the idea of foetal education, a traditional belief that the mothers of great men, such as Mencius, had sat up straight and spoke no evil, thus contributing to the moral character of the foetus, with a micro-level view of Darwinism."
  • "Alcohol during pregnancy can lead to a condition in the baby called foetal alcohol syndrome"
  • "When the KLF1 blood protein is less active, more so-called foetal haemoglobin enters into the blood, resulting in improved uptake and transport of oxygen."