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foetus

See also: fœtus

EnglishEdit

A foetus at 8 weeks from conception.

EtymologyEdit

Hypercorrect spelling of fetus attested since the 16th century; from Latin fetus (bringing forth offspring).

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

foetus (plural foetuses)

  1. (chiefly UK, hypercorrect) Alternative spelling of fetus.

Usage notesEdit

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

Derived termsEdit

TranslationsEdit

ReferencesEdit

  • foetus” in Douglas Harper, Online Etymology Dictionary (2001).

DutchEdit

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EtymologyEdit

From Latin fētus

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /ˈføːtʏs/
  • (file)
  • Hyphenation: foe‧tus

NounEdit

foetus n, m (plural foetussen, diminutive foetusje n)

  1. fetus

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LatinEdit

PronunciationEdit

AdjectiveEdit

foetus m (feminine foeta, neuter foetum); first/second declension

  1. Alternative form of fētus.

InflectionEdit

First/second declension.

Number Singular Plural
Case \ Gender Masculine Feminine Neuter Masculine Feminine Neuter
nominative foetus foeta foetum foetī foetae foeta
genitive foetī foetae foetī foetōrum foetārum foetōrum
dative foetō foetae foetō foetīs foetīs foetīs
accusative foetum foetam foetum foetōs foetās foeta
ablative foetō foetā foetō foetīs foetīs foetīs
vocative foete foeta foetum foetī foetae foeta

NounEdit

foetus m (genitive foetūs); fourth declension

  1. Alternative form of fētus.

InflectionEdit

Fourth declension.

Number Singular Plural
nominative foetus foetūs
genitive foetūs foetuum
dative foetuī foetibus
accusative foetum foetūs
ablative foetū foetibus
vocative foetus foetūs