foetal

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See also: fœtal

English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Latin fetus. The "o" was added by hypercorrection.

Adjective[edit]

foetal (not comparable)

  1. (chiefly UK, alternative in Canada) Alternative spelling of fetal.

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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