Definition of foetus in English:

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foetus

Pronunciation: /ˈfētəs/

noun

Variant spelling of fetus (chiefly in British nontechnical use).

Usage

See fetus (usage).

Derivatives

foeticide

Pronunciation: /ˈfētəˌsīd/
noun
Example sentences
  • Experts think that the most important of these is female infanticide and foeticide which are practiced in our country.
  • Ngos involved in education and human rights, socio-economic reforms and women's empowerment should join the fight against female foeticide.
  • The activities, in ‘jatha’ and ‘non-jatha’ categories, will be on select issues like female foeticide.

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Syllabification: foe·tus

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