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[feet-l] /ˈfit l/

adjective, Embryology.
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 adjective


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