Fetus vs Feces - What's the difference?

fetus | feces |

As nouns the difference between fetus and feces

is that fetus is while feces is faeces.



Alternative forms

* foetus * * (chiefly Canadian and US) fetus * phoetus, * faetus,


  • (Canada, US) An unborn or unhatched vertebrate showing signs of the mature animal.
  • (Canada, US) A human embryo after the 8th week of gestation.
  • The sequence is; molecules in reproductive systems, then gametes, zygotes, morulas, blastocysts, and then fetuses .

    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

    * (l)

    See also

    * embryo * ("fetus" on Wikipedia)


    * Health Online


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    (wikipedia feces)

    Alternative forms

    * faeces (British), (archaic)


    (en-plural noun) (North American spelling)
  • Digested waste material (typically solid or semi-solid) discharged from the bowels; excrement.
  • Usage notes

    * This word can be used with plural verbs ("feces have a strong smell") or singular ones ("feces has a strong smell"). Use with plural verbs is more common, especially in Britain, and is the only use recognized by some dictionaries,


    * (discharged animal waste) excrement, faecal matter, guano (of birds or bats only), manure (not used of human faeces) * night soil (euphemistic) * doo, poo, poop, boo-boo, and doody (euphemistic or hypocoristic) * crap, shit, turd, log (vulgar) * See also


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