fetal

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English[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

fetus +‎ -al

Pronunciation[edit]

Adjective[edit]

fetal (not comparable)

  1. (embryology) Pertaining to, or connected with, a fetus.
    fetal circulation
    fetal membranes

Usage notes[edit]

The form fetal is preferred in North America and in the scientific community, whereas foetal is still commonly used in Commonwealth nations.

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References[edit]

  • fetal” in Douglas Harper, Online Etymology Dictionary (2001).

Portuguese[edit]

Adjective[edit]

fetal m, f (plural fetais; comparable)

  1. fetal (pertaining to fetuses)

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Spanish[edit]

Adjective[edit]

fetal m, f (plural fetales)

  1. fetal