fetotoxicity fe·to·tox·ic·i·ty (fē’tō-tŏk-sĭs’ĭ-tē)
Injury to the fetus from a substance that enters the maternal and placental circulation and may cause death or retardation of growth and development.
n. 1956, from Modern Greek (tyri) pheta, from tyri “cheese” + pheta, from Italian fetta “a slice,” from Latin offa “a morsel, piece.”
[fet-er] /ˈfɛt ər/ noun 1. a chain or shackle placed on the feet. 2. Usually, fetters. anything that confines or restrains: Boredom puts fetters upon the imagination. verb (used with object) 3. to put fetters upon. 4. to confine; restrain. /ˈfɛtə/ noun 1. (often pl) a chain or bond fastened round the ankle; shackle 2. […]
noun 1. the great pastern bone of a horse. See under (def 2). noun 1. another name for pastern (sense 2)
[fet-er-boo sh] /ˈfɛt ərˌbʊʃ/ noun 1. an evergreen shrub, Lyonia lucida, of the heath family, native to the southern U.S., having clusters of fragrant, white flowers. 2. a similar shrub, Pieris floribunda, having long upright clusters of small white flowers. 3. any of several heathlike shrubs of the southern U.S.