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fetal Line breaks: fetal
Pronunciation: /ˈfiːt(ə)l/

Definition of fetal in English:


1Relating to a fetus: nutrients essential for normal fetal growth
More example sentences
  • Can fetal growth be improved in pregnancies at risk for fetal growth retardation?
  • This may also enhance understanding of how gestational age, fetal growth, and birth weight interact with each other.
  • The single largest condition associated with stillbirth is failure of fetal growth.
1.1Denoting a posture characteristic of a fetus, with the back curved forwards and the limbs folded in front of the body.
Example sentences
  • Her body jerked into a fetal position as she sobbed and clutched her side.
  • The boy in front of me has an odd posture: almost in a fetal position, slouched far, far down.
  • He curled into a fetal position, his knees drawn close to his body, and shivered slightly.

Words that rhyme with fetal

beetle, betel, chital, decretal
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