foetal

See also: fœtal

EnglishEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Latin fetus. The "o" was added by hypercorrection.

AdjectiveEdit

foetal (not comparable)

  1. (chiefly UK, alternative in Canada) Alternative spelling of fetal.

Usage notesEdit

The form fetal is preferred in North America and in the scientific community, whereas foetal is still commonly used in Commonwealth nations.

AnagramsEdit

Last modified on 16 August 2013, at 04:33