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  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Fetus  \Fe"tus\,  n.;  pl  {Fetuses}.  [L.  fetus,  foetus,  a  bringing 
  forth,  brood,  offspring,  young  ones,  cf  fetus  fruitful, 
  fructified,  that  is  or  was  filled  with  young;  akin  to  E.  fawn 
  a  deer,  fecundity,  felicity,  feminine,  female,  and  prob.  to 
  do  or  according  to  others  to  be.] 
  The  young  or  embryo  of  an  animal  in  the  womb,  or  in  the  egg; 
  often  restricted  to  the  later  stages  in  the  development  of 
  viviparous  and  oviparous  animals,  embryo  being  applied  to  the 
  earlier  stages.  [Written  also  {f[oe]tus}.] 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  fetus 
  n  :  an  unborn  or  unhatched  vertebrate  in  the  later  stages  of 
  development  showing  the  main  recognizable  features  of  the 
  mature  animal  [syn:  {foetus}] 




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