fetus fetus  /ˈfi təs/


  • (n) an unborn or unhatched vertebrate in the later stages of development showing the main recognizable features of the mature animal


  1. As the fetus grew, it burst the tube and escaped into the abdominal cavity.
  2. Inside the Womb Trace the fetus from conception to birth Actual Size View the embryo throughout the first trimester.
  3. Despite the protection offered a fetus by the so-called placental barrier, there is growing evidence that certain activities of a pregnant womansmoking cigarettes, taking drugs.


  1. Rep. pushed abortion ban because male fetuses touch themselves

    KRISTEN BUTLER, UPI.com Fetus masturbation? Rep. Michael Burgess thinks so, according to his defense of the 20-week abortion ban.
    on June 19, 2013     Source: UPI

  2. ‘Masturbating Fetus,’ Says Republican Congressman, Proves Abortions Are Immoral [Video]

    Claims of a “masturbating fetus” by a Republican Congressman Monday were cited as proof that abortions need to be banned. This unusual statement was made by Representative Michael Burgess, Republican from Texas, during a Monday House Rules committee debate. New legislation is being proposed to Congress which would restrict abortion procedures in the entire nation... Read more » ‘Masturbating ...
    on June 18, 2013     Source: The Inquisitr

  3. Dying Fetus Announce Fall Tour and Renew Relapse Deal Recap

    Dying Fetus will be hitting the road this fall for a North American headline tour and the band have renewed their deal with their long time record label Relapse Records
    on June 16, 2013     Source: antiMUSIC

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  1. "We know that alcohol exposure is toxic to the developing fetus and can result in lifelong brain, cognitive and behavioral problems," said Sowell, whose study appears in Wednesday's issue of The Journal of Neuroscience. "In this study, we...
    on Mar 16, 2010 By: Thomas Sowell Source: AFP

  2. "Throughout, the opinion refers to obstetrician-gynecologists and surgeons who perform abortions not by the titles of their medical specialties, but by the pejorative label `abortion doctor,"' wrote Ginsburg. "A fetus is described as an...
    on Apr 19, 2007 By: Ruth Bader Ginsburg Source: Guardian Unlimited

  3. In writing the majority opinion for Roe, Justice Blackmun wrote, "If this suggestion of personhood is established, the appellant's case [the case for abortion], of course, collapses, for the fetus' right to life would then be guaranteed specifically...
    on Nov 20, 2007 By: Harry Blackmun Source: Evening Bulletin

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