Fetes vs Fetus - What's the difference?

fetes | fetus |


As nouns the difference between fetes and fetus

is that fetes is while fetus is .

As a verb fetes

is (fete).

fetes

English

Alternative forms

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Noun

(head)
  • Verb

    (head)
  • (fete)
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    fetus

    English

    Alternative forms

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

    Noun

    (es)
  • (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)

    References

    * Health Online

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