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foetus

Syllabification: foe·tus
Pronunciation: /ˈfētəs
 
/

Definition of foetus in English:

noun

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

Derivatives

foetal

1
adjective
Example sentences
  • Joe groaned aloud as the pain crept through his body and he doubled up into the foetal position and pulled the blanket closer.
  • On closer inspection, the bundle seemed like an oversized wooden puppet settled in the foetal position.
  • Cowley remembers her mother curling up into a foetal ball, unable to recognise anybody till an injection was administered.

foeticide

2
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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