Foetus vs Coetus - What's the difference?

foetus | coetus |


As nouns the difference between foetus and coetus

is that foetus is (chiefly|british|hypercorrect) while coetus is .

foetus

English

Noun

(en-noun)
  • (chiefly, British, hypercorrect)
  • Usage notes

    The form (fetus) is preferred in North America and in the scientific community, whereas (foetus) is still commonly used in Commonwealth nations.

    Derived terms

    * foetal

    References

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    coetus

    English

    Noun

    (-)
  • * 1907 , Progress VII, page 70:
  • Pulsatilla. ?—?Cutting pain in the uterus; uterus sensitive to the touch during examination or coetus .
  • * ante'' 1968 , (Karl Barth) quoted in: Elizabeth Achtemeier’s ''The Committed Marriage (1976), page 160:
  • Coetus without co-existence is demonic. What are you, you man and woman who are about to enter into sexual relations?
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