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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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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.
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.
The way technology like ultrasound and a proliferation of fetology texts and videos made the humanity of the unborn more common knowledge should not be overlooked, either.