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noun, plural: foetuses

Alternatively, fetus


At present, fetus is more widely used than foetus, which was chiefly a British usage to refer to the developing young post-embryonic stage up to the moment of birth.

Word origin: Latin fetus (offspring, brood)


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What do you do when talking to creationists?

... there is certainly nothing irreducible about it! It is being reduced by tens of species as I write this. A good argument would be looking at a foetus. Every creature goes through a mini-evolution as it grows from the egg.

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by animartco
Wed Feb 05, 2014 7:40 pm
Forum: Evolution
Topic: What do you do when talking to creationists?
Replies: 4
Views: 7851

Hereditary Diseases - How to get rid of them?

... a high chance of passing this down to their offspring. I don't know much about Biology but I believe it is unlikely anything can be done once the foetus is in the womb - the only thing being possible being detection, making things like IVF the way to have contact with the Sperm & Egg before ...

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by DondiLion
Thu Aug 15, 2013 1:33 am
Forum: Genetics
Topic: Hereditary Diseases - How to get rid of them?
Replies: 2
Views: 4744

Can HIV crosses placenta?

Can HIV virus enter the foetus through placenta?

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by kumar985
Sun Nov 04, 2012 11:55 am
Forum: Microbiology
Topic: Can HIV crosses placenta?
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Views: 1806

Microbiology Investigation improvements?

... measures are often preferred by pregnant women. This will be the focus of the investigation. Neonatal meningitis is transmitted to the foetus postpartum, and although it is not exceedingly prevalent, and is treatable, it is still considered a serious disease and prevention is preferred ...

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by Squirrell
Fri Feb 17, 2012 9:16 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Microbiology Investigation improvements?
Replies: 11
Views: 11402

Re: Life

... birth of a new child. During this process of division different types of cells emerge that form the different organs and tissues in the growing foetus.( i.e.a skin cell is different from a kidney cell) In humans there are some 200 or so different cell types, all having originated from that initial ...

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by jevg
Mon Aug 30, 2010 6:47 pm
Forum: Molecular Biology
Topic: Life
Replies: 17
Views: 10907
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