Foetus vs Gastroelytrotomy - What's the difference?

foetus | gastroelytrotomy |


As nouns the difference between foetus and gastroelytrotomy

is that foetus is (chiefly|british|hypercorrect) while gastroelytrotomy is (surgery) the operation of cutting into the upper part of the vagina, through the abdomen (without opening the peritoneum), for the purpose of removing a foetus.

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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    gastroelytrotomy

    English

    Noun

    (-)
  • (surgery) The operation of cutting into the upper part of the vagina, through the abdomen (without opening the peritoneum), for the purpose of removing a foetus.
  • (Webster 1913)