adjective (only before noun) connected with a foetus: foetal abnormalities

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  • Foetal — F[oe] tal, a. Same as {Fetal}. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • foetal — foetal, ale, aux adj. Qui a rapport au foetus. || Membranes foetales, qui enveloppent le foetus dans l utérus …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • foetal — foetal, ale (fé tal, ta l ) adj. Qui a rapport au foetus. Membranes foetales, celles qui forment la coque de l oeuf (la caduque, le chorion et l amnios). ÉTYMOLOGIE    Foetus …   Dictionnaire de la Langue Française d'Émile Littré

  • foetal — (adj.) see FETAL (Cf. fetal); for spelling, see OE (Cf. oe) …   Etymology dictionary

  • foetal — foetal, foetus see fetus …   Modern English usage

  • foetal — [[t]fi͟ːt(ə)l[/t]] also fetal ADJ: ADJ n Foetal is used to describe something that relates to or is like a foetus. early stage of foetal development... His legs were curled beneath him in a foetal position …   English dictionary

  • foetal — adj. Foetal is used with these nouns: ↑monitor, ↑monitoring, ↑position …   Collocations dictionary

  • foetal — foe|tal fetal [ˈfi:tl] adj [only before noun] belonging or related to a foetus ▪ a test to detect foetal abnormalities …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • Foetal-maternal haemorrhage — may be defined as the loss of foetal blood cells into the maternal circulation. It takes place in normal pregnancies as well as when there are obstetric or trauma related complications to pregnancy.Normally the maternal circulation and the foetal …   Wikipedia

  • foetal position — UK US noun [countable] usually singular [singular foetal position plural foetal positions] a position in which you lie on your side with your knees close to your chest Thesaurus: specific body positions …   Useful english dictionary

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