[fee-tol-uh-jee] /fiˈtɒl ə dʒi/

a field of medicine involving the study, diagnosis, and treatment of the .

fetology fe·tol·o·gy (fē-tŏl’ə-jē)
The branch of medicine concerned with the study, diagnosis, and treatment of the fetus, especially within the uterus.


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