fetal fetal  /ˈfi təl/


  • (adj) of or relating to a fetus


  1. The number of babies born with fetal alcohol syndrome increased 600 percent between 1979 and 1993, according to a Centers for Disease Control report released today.
  2. In any event, Sladek believes animal research on fetal tissue should continue for several more years before fetal-cell transplants are even attempted in humans.
  3. Most recently he has covered obesity, fetal development, mental health, women and heart disease, as well as meditation, mental health, diabetes and diet.


  1. Fetal Exposure to Tobacco Smoke Tied to Hearing Loss in Teens

    Title: Fetal Exposure to Tobacco Smoke Tied to Hearing Loss in Teens Category: Health News Created: 6/20/2013 4:36:00 PM Last Editorial Review: 6/21/2013 12:00:00 AM
    on June 22, 2013     Source: MedicineNet.com

  2. Bill would require abortion doctors to 'arrange for the final disposition' of fetal remains

    They would have to arrange for the burial, cremation or medical donation of the fetal remains.
    on June 22, 2013     Source: Wisconsin State Journal

  3. Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder and Autism May Share Similarities: Rodent Study

    Fetal alcohol spectrum disorder and autism spectrum disorder may share some molecular similarities, a new study of rats suggests. The findings could help researchers trying to develop new treatments for both disorders, Fox News reports.
    on June 19, 2013     Source: Join Together Online


  1. "I was basically in the fetal position, basically in hysterics," Hilton said. "All of the inmates were very supportive. There were girls next to me. We could talk through the vents and they were just really sweet."
    on Jun 27, 2007 By: Paris Hilton Source: Turkish Press

  2. "The government has a legitimate and substantial interest in preserving and promoting fetal life," Kennedy wrote in the 39-page opinion.
    on Apr 18, 2007 By: Anthony Kennedy Source: Reuters

  3. "Actually, I didn't get a chance to see it," Eagles quarterback Donovan McNabb said. "I was on the other field, and I just kind of saw him in the fetal position. Any time you see any of your players go down, you ask who that player is and...
    on Aug 9, 2007 By: Donovan McNabb Source: Sports Network

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