foetus

See also: fœtus

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EnglishEdit

A foetus at 8 weeks from conception.

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

foetus ‎(plural foetuses or foeti)

  1. (chiefly Britain, 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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PronunciationEdit

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

EtymologyEdit

From Latin fētus

NounEdit

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

  1. fetus

Derived termsEdit


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 foetō foetīs
accusative foetum foetam foetum foetōs foetās foeta
ablative foetō foetā foetō foetīs
vocative foete foeta foetum foetī foetae foeta

NounEdit

foetus m ‎(genitive foetūs); fourth declension

  1. Alternative form of fētus

InflectionEdit

Fourth declension.

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

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