foetal foetal


  • (adj) of or relating to a fetus


  1. She continued to regress until she assumed the foetal posture, breathing gently being her only movement.
  2. She crouched on the couch in foetal position with her head between her knees.
  3. Under the porch, we find a handful of motherless baby squirrels, alarmingly whitish and hairless, foetal and fumbling, wizened little old blind men.


  • New Study Suggests A Drink A Day While Pregnant Is OK

    A glass of wine a day will not harm your baby and may actually be good for a child’s development, researchers have found. Moderate drinking of between three and seven glasses of alcohol a week does not harm a child’s foetal neurodevelopment, it is said.
    on June 20, 2013     Source: Business Insider


  1. "I was basically in the foetal position, basically in hysterics ...... and having severe anxiety and panic attacks," Hilton said in the People interview.
    on Jun 28, 2007 By: Paris Hilton Source: Daily News (subscription)

  2. Professor Baron-Cohen said: "The study highlights for the first time the association between foetal testosterone and autistic traits, and indicates that foetal testosterone not only masculinises the body, it masculinises the mind and therefore the...
    on Jan 13, 2009 By: Simon Baron-Cohen Source: Medical News Today (press release)

  3. "I spent the last five days in bed curled up in the foetal position but the worst of it is well and truly over and I've had a day or so of eating food," Sharpe said. "I'm probably at the weight now that I was when I was seventeen or eighteen...
    on Feb 18, 2008 By: Nathan Sharpe Source: Sydney Morning Herald

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