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    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • UK Pronunciation
    • UK IPA
    • [fee-tuh s]
    • /ˈfi təs/
    • /ˈfiː.təs/
    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [fee-tuh s]
    • /ˈfi təs/

Definitions of fetuses word

  • noun plural fetuses (used chiefly of viviparous mammals) the young of an animal in the womb or egg, especially in the later stages of development when the body structures are in the recognizable form of its kind, in humans after the end of the second month of gestation. 1
  • noun fetuses Plural form of fetus. 1
  • noun fetuses plural of fetus. 0

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Origin of fetuses

First appearance:

before 1350
One of the 20% oldest English words
1350-1400; Middle English < Latin fētus bringing forth of young, hence that which is born, offspring, young still in the womb, equivalent to fē- (v. base attested in L only in noun derivatives, as fēmina woman, fēcundus fecund, etc.; compare Greek thēsthai to suck, milk, Old High German tāan to suck, Old Irish denid (he) sucks) + -tus suffix of v. action

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fetuses popularity

A common word. It’s meaning is known to most children of preschool age. About 97% of English native speakers know the meaning and use the word.
This word is included in each student's vocabulary. Most likely there is at least one movie with this word in the title.

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Synonyms for fetuses

noun fetuses

  • embryos — Plural form of embryo.

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