[feet-l] /ˈfit l/
of, relating to, or having the character of a .
of, relating to, or resembling a fetus
1811, from fetus + -al (1).
fetal fe·tal (fēt’l)
Of, relating to, or being a fetus.
The unborn offspring of a mammal at the later stages of its development, especially a human from eight weeks after fertilization to its birth. In a fetus, all major body organs are present.
- Fetal age
fetal age n. See developmental age.
noun 1. any of several disorders characterized by a variable cluster of birth defects that may include facial abnormalities, growth deficiency, mental retardation, and other impairments, caused by the mother’s consumption of alcohol during pregnancy. Abbreviation: FASD.
noun 1. a pattern of birth defects caused by maternal consumption of alcohol during pregnancy: considered as one of the fetal alcohol spectrum disorders. Abbreviation: FAS. noun 1. a condition in newborn babies caused by excessive intake of alcohol by the mother during pregnancy: characterized by various defects including mental retardation fetal alcohol syndrome n. […]
- Fetal aspiration syndrome
fetal aspiration syndrome n. A syndrome resulting from meconium aspiration by the fetus and often leading to aspiration pneumonia.