Zygote vs Foetus - What's the difference?

zygote | foetus |


As nouns the difference between zygote and foetus

is that zygote is zygote (fertilised egg cell) while foetus is (chiefly|british|hypercorrect).

zygote

English

(wikipedia zygote)

Noun

(en noun)
  • A fertilized egg cell.
  • Hyponyms

    * homozygote * heterozygote

    Derived terms

    () * zygotic

    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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