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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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Shab said the fetuses had been in the facility for at least 50 years.
As right-handedness is more common in the general population, the researchers had expected to see more of a bias towards right-handed movements in the fetuses as they grew older.
Advocates of fetal pain bills have pointed to evidence that fetuses exhibit responses to painful stimuli.
One C-section could be averted for every four attempts to turn fetuses in the OP/OT position.
Although this test doesn't work for fetuses whose parents both have the same version of PLAC4, future adaptations of the test could take advantage of other single-spot variations in the PLAC4 gene.
But a Centers for Disease Control and Prevention study released last year suggests it could take less perchlorate than that to harm pregnant women and their fetuses, especially those with low iodine levels.
The utter dubiousness of that contention is reflected in the review's very first sentence, which states that proposed legislation would require physicians to tell pregnant women considering abortions that fetuses feel pain and to offer anesthesia for the unborn.
The Academy study provides a list of vaccines that are incriminated today as using cell lines derived from aborted fetuses.
The tendency of the public and medical institutions to perceive fetuses as human is a problematic development because it has the potential to privilege fetuses over women.
A 63-year-old obstetrician at a clinic in Yokohama was found guilty Thursday of dumping 15 aborted fetuses as general garbage between January and June last year.
If you're pregnant and living in one of our many cities with unacceptable air quality, consider this: A study released last June by the Columbia University Center for Children's Environmental Health demonstrates that developing fetuses are more susceptible to DNA damage caused by combustion-related pollutants than their mothers are, despite protection by the placenta.
Chapman goes on to quote pediatricians who say fetuses can feel pain.