[fee-tuh-sahyd] /ˈfi təˌsaɪd/
the act of destroying a or causing an abortion.
the destruction of a fetus in the uterus; aborticide
also foeticide, 1844; see fetus + -cide.
feticide fe·ti·cide (fē’tĭ-sīd’)
Destruction of the embryo or fetus in the uterus. Also called embryoctony.
[fet-id, fee-tid] /ˈfɛt ɪd, ˈfi tɪd/ adjective 1. having an offensive odor; stinking. /ˈfɛtɪd; ˈfiː-/ adjective 1. having a stale nauseating smell, as of decay adj. early 15c., from Latin fetidus (commonly, but incorrectly, foetidus) “stinking,” from fetere “have a bad smell, stink.” Perhaps connected with fimus “dung,” or with fumus “smoke.” fetid fet·id (fět’ĭd, […]
[feyt, fet] /feɪt, fɛt/ noun, plural fetes. 1. a day of celebration; holiday: The Fourth of July is a great American fete. 2. a festive celebration or entertainment: The ball was the greatest fete of the season. 3. a religious feast or festival: a fete lasting several days in honor of a saint. verb (used […]
[fee-tip-er-uh s] /fiˈtɪp ər əs/ adjective 1. (of a marsupial) bearing young before they are fully developed. /fɪˈtɪpərəs/ adjective 1. (of marsupials, such as the kangaroo) giving birth to incompletely developed offspring
[fet-ish, fee-tish] /ˈfɛt ɪʃ, ˈfi tɪʃ/ noun 1. an object regarded with awe as being the embodiment or habitation of a potent spirit or as having magical potency. 2. any object, idea, etc., eliciting unquestioning reverence, respect, or devotion: to make a fetish of high grades. 3. Psychology. any object or nongenital part of the […]