foetus foetus

Definition(s):

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

Usage(s):

  1. No one wants to subject them to X rays because of possible harm to mother and foetus.
  2. Bang's disease, named for the Danish discoverer of its germ, frequently causes abortion in livestock by attacking the foetus, blocking its food supply.

News

  • Listen: Zola Jesus: "Avalanche (Slow)"

    Zola Jesus is readying an album featuring new versions of her tracks, which were arranged by industrial music pioneer JG Thirlwell (aka Foetus ) and performed with the Mivos Quartet . It's called Versions , and it's out August 20 via Sacred Bones . Today, Nika Roza Danilova has shared the new version of her Conatus track "Avalanche". Check it out below. Read our interview with Danilova about the ...
    on June 26, 2013     Source: Pitchfork

Quotes

  1. "This means that a foetus has a status," said Vingt-Trois, who is meeting fellow bishops this week to discuss bioethics issues.
    on Feb 19, 2008 By: Andre Vingt-Trois Source: Reuters

  2. "We were given three options and had to make our choice quickly," Hannah told the Daily Mirror. "The first was to terminate all three babies, the second was to terminate the twins and carry on with one foetus and the third was to keep all...
    on Dec 21, 2006 By: Hannah Kersey Source: Bounty

  3. "There is no case of male pregnancy at all, no foetus or uterus was found in him," Ashok Kumar Sinha, the civil surgeon, told IANS over telephone Saturday night.
    on Mar 1, 2008 By: Ashok Kumar Source: Thaindian.com (blog)

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