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Definition of "foetus" []

  • Chiefly British Variant of fetus. (noun)

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 "foetus" in a sentence
  • "The position held above in the comments that a foetus is just a set of cells and not a person is refuted with a consideration of simple geography: compare a 7-month premature baby kept alive in an incubator, with a 7-month "foetus" in the womb."
  • "Milk and egg allergy 'worse for winter conceptions', and springtime pollen in foetus '11th week is key, says study"
  • "If the foetus is not a human person, then the rights of the one in the situation who is a human person (viz. the pregnant woman) are clearly paramount."