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.
noun 1. a bodily posture resembling that of the fetus in the uterus, in which the body is curled with head and limbs drawn in, sometimes assumed in states of fear or emotional withdrawal. noun 1. a bodily position similar to that of a fetus in the womb, with the knees up towards the chest […]
- Fetal souffle
fetal souffle n. A blowing murmur, synchronous with the fetal heartbeat, sometimes only systolic and sometimes continuous, heard on auscultation over the pregnant uterus. Also called funic souffle.