• WordNet 3.6
    • n foetus an unborn or unhatched vertebrate in the later stages of development showing the main recognizable features of the mature animal
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n foetus Same as Fetus.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Foetus fē′tus the young of animals in the egg or in the womb, after its parts are distinctly formed, until its birth
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
L., from obs. feuēre, to bring forth, whence femina, fecundus, &c.


In literature:

It seems to me that I could turn over the foetus!
"Bouvard and Pécuchet" by Gustave Flaubert
The whale was supposed to have no teeth at all till M. Geoffrey found them hidden in the jaws of the foetus.
"The World's Greatest Books - Volume 15 - Science" by Various
The result was the finding of a foetus of between four or five months' gestation.
"The Mysterious Murder of Pearl Bryan" by Unknown
Babies surfeit, while strong men starve; and the foetus in the womb stretches out unformed hands to annex a principality.
"A Modern Symposium" by G. Lowes Dickinson
He saw the grub expand into an embryo, and the embryo develop into a foetus.
"Astounding Stories of Super-Science, December 1930" by Various
It was, of course, concluded that the foetus was an undeveloped twin to the boy himself.
"Unbegotten Child" by Winston Marks
The largest foetus can be moved by the womb; so the size must be an impediment only to its passage through the vagina.
"The Dog" by Dinks, Mayhew, and Hutchinson
This second factor, like the first, existed in the undetermined stages of the foetus.
"A Problem in Modern Ethics" by John Addington Symonds
Thomas's, took the Foetus to the London, Rec{d}.
"The Diary of a Resurrectionist, 1811-1812" by James Blake Bailey
Serres, E. R. A., on changes in brain of foetus, 609.
"Principles of Geology" by Charles Lyell

In poetry:

Said the Right-to-Life skeleton
Foetus has a soul
Said Pro Choice skeleton
Shove it up your hole
"Ballad Of The Skeletons" by Allen Ginsberg
I have been drugged and raped.
Seven hours knocked out of my right mind
Into a black sack
Where I relax, foetus or cat,
Lever of his wet dreams.
"The Jailer" by Sylvia Plath
Among the pickled foetuses and bottled bones,
Engaged in perfecting the catalogue,
I found the last scion of the
Senatorial families of Strasbourg, Monsieur Verog.
"'Siena Mi Fe'; Disfecemi Maremma'" by Ezra Pound
With no attachments, like a foetus in a bottle,
The obsolete house, the sea, flattened to a picture
She has one too many dimensions to enter.
Grief and anger, exorcised,
Leave her alone now.
"A Life" by Sylvia Plath

In news:

Predominantly found in southern and western states, this disease is caused by the protozoa Tritrichomonas foetus.
Trich is a venereal disease of cattle caused by Trichomonas foetus (T. The T foetus infection causes fertility problems, such as early embryonic death or abortion of the calf, and is asymptomatic in bulls.

In science:

In another application Schreiber and Kaplan (Schreiber & Kaplan 1996) has successfully employed nonlinear methods for separating mother and foetus ECG-signals.
Review of Nonlinear Methods and Modelling
Schreiber and Kaplan (1996) have used this method together with the projective denoising method for separating mother and foetus ECG.
Review of Nonlinear Methods and Modelling