fetal hemoglobin n.
The predominant form of hemoglobin in a fetus and a newborn. Normally present in small amounts in an adult, it may be abnormally elevated in certain forms of anemia.
- Fetal hydrops
fetal hydrops n. The abnormal accumulation of serous fluid in fetal tissues, usually fatal to the fetus.
- Fetal medicine
fetal medicine n. The branch of medicine that deals with the growth, development, care, and treatment of the fetus and with environmental factors that may harm the fetus.
- Fetal membrane
fetal membrane n. A structure or tissue, such as the chorion, amnion, and allantois, developed from the fertilized ovum but not part of the embryo proper. Also called embryonic membrane.
- Fetal placenta
fetal placenta n. The chorionic portion of the placenta, containing the fetal blood vessels, from which the umbilical cord arises.