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fetus

noun baby, embryo, genesis, immature stage, life, origination, seed, source, starting point, unborn young
See also: embryo
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Recent developments in obstetrics, however, particularly the emergence of a subspecialty in fetology, introduce a narrow focus that sees only the fetus as it survives the pathologies of pregnancy.
Early in The Silent Scream, Nathanson says that when he was in medical school, fetology was not yet a distinct area of study and that it was not an article of faith as to whether the fetus was a human being.
Our fetology brochure, A Baby's First Months, points out that an unborn baby's fingers are forming at six weeks and that his or her mouth and lips are apparent.