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.
a bodily position similar to that of a fetus in the womb, with the knees up towards the chest and the head bent forward
- 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.
noun 1. a surgical procedure in which tissue from an aborted fetus is grafted into a patient to replace or improve defective tissue, especially to treat Parkinson’s disease or other neurological disorders. 2. the tissue used in this procedure.
- Fetal warfarin syndrome
fetal warfarin syndrome n. A fetal syndrome caused by administration of warfarin to a pregnant woman and resulting in fetal bleeding, nasal hypoplasia, optic atrophy, and fetal death.
/fiːˈteɪʃən/ noun 1. the state of pregnancy 2. the process of development of a fetus