What are fetus?

  • (noun): An unborn or unhatched vertebrate in the later stages of development showing the main recognizable features of the mature animal.
    Synonyms: foetus


A fetus (/ˈfiːtəs/; also spelled foetus, fœtus, faetus, or fætus, see below) is a developing mammal or other viviparous vertebrate after the embryonic stage and before birth.

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Childbirth And Obstetrics In Antiquity - Gynecology and Pregnancy
... treatises Sterile Women On the Nature of Women Superfetation (the conception of a second fetus while already pregnant) Excision of the Fetus (on complications during delivery) On the ...
... The acephalic fetus is a parasitic twin attached to an otherwise intact fetus ... The acephalic fetus has a body but lacks a head and heart the fetus's neck is attached to the normal twin ... The blood circulation of the acephalic fetus is provided by the heart of the twin ...
Colautti V. Franklin
... a determination based on his experience, judgment or professional competence that the fetus is not viable, and if the determination is that the fetus is viable or if there is sufficient reason to believe that the ... and criminal prosecution "as would pertain to him had the fetus been a child who was intended to be born and not aborted." Franklin and others sued, arguing that the ... the fetus is viable or if there is sufficient reason to believe the fetus may be viable" was insufficient and impermissibly vague guidance for physicians who might face criminal liability if a ...
Begat - Process - Pregnancy
... Pregnancy is the period of time during which the fetus develops, dividing via mitosis inside the female ... During this time, the fetus receives all of its nutrition and oxygenated blood from the female, filtered through the placenta, which is attached to the fetus' abdomen via an umbilical cord ...

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    We really need to get over this love affair with the fetus and start worrying about children.
    Joycelyn Elders (b. 1933)