fetus vs foetus what difference

what is difference between fetus and foetus

English

Alternative forms

  • (UK) foetus
  • (UK, rare) fœtus
  • (obsolete, erroneous) phoetus, phœtus
  • (obsolete, erroneous) faetus, fætus

Etymology

Borrowed from Latin fētus (offspring).

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /ˈfiːtəs/
  • Rhymes: -iːtəs

Noun

fetus (plural fetuses or (hypercorrect) feti or (misconstructed) fetii)

  1. (Australia, Canada, US) An unborn or unhatched vertebrate showing signs of the mature animal.
    • 1963, John W Choate, Henry A. Thiede, University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry, Transcript, Volume 2
      Several feti were removed from every rats’ uterus, stripped of their membranes and allowed to lie in the peritoneal cavity connected to the placenta by the umbilical cord and with the placenta still attached to the uterine wall.
  2. (Australia, Canada, US) A human embryo after the eighth week of gestation.
    The sequence is: molecules in reproductive systems, then gametes, zygotes, morulas, blastocysts, and then fetuses.

Usage notes

  • The form fetus is the primary spelling in the United States, Canada, Australia, and in the scientific community, whereas foetus is still commonly used in the United Kingdom and some other Commonwealth nations.

Derived terms

  • fetal
  • fetus fetishist
  • grandfetus
  • multifetus

Related terms

  • fetus in fetu
  • fetus papyraceus

Translations

See also

  • embryo

References

  • Health Online

Anagrams

  • EF-Tus, UTFSE, fuets

Catalan

Etymology

From Latin fētus, attested from circa 1900.

Noun

fetus m (plural fetus)

  1. fetus

Related terms

  • fetal

References

Further reading

  • “fetus” in Diccionari de la llengua catalana, segona edició, Institut d’Estudis Catalans.
  • “fetus” in Diccionari normatiu valencià, Acadèmia Valenciana de la Llengua.
  • “fetus” in Diccionari català-valencià-balear, Antoni Maria Alcover and Francesc de Borja Moll, 1962.

Latin

Alternative forms

  • foetus

Etymology

From Proto-Indo-European *dʰeh₁(y)-, see also Sanskrit धयति (dhayati), Avestan ????????????????????(daēnu), Old Armenian դիեմ (diem), Lithuanian žįsti and Old Church Slavonic доити (doiti).

Pronunciation

  • (Classical) IPA(key): /ˈfeː.tus/, [ˈfeːt̪ʊs̠]
  • (Ecclesiastical) IPA(key): /ˈfe.tus/, [ˈfɛːt̪us]

Adjective

fētus (feminine fēta, neuter fētum); first/second-declension adjective

  1. pregnant, full of young
  2. fruitful, productive
  3. youthful, young
  4. of one who has recently given birth; nursing

Declension

First/second-declension adjective.

References

  • fetus in Charlton T. Lewis and Charles Short (1879) A Latin Dictionary, Oxford: Clarendon Press

Noun

fētus m (genitive fētūs); fourth declension

  1. A bearing, birth, bringing forth.
  2. Offspring, young, progeny.
  3. Fruit, produce.
  4. (figuratively) Growth, production.

Declension

Fourth-declension noun.

Related terms

Descendants

References

  • fetus in Charlton T. Lewis and Charles Short (1879) A Latin Dictionary, Oxford: Clarendon Press
  • fetus in Charlton T. Lewis (1891) An Elementary Latin Dictionary, New York: Harper & Brothers
  • fetus in Gaffiot, Félix (1934) Dictionnaire illustré Latin-Français, Hachette

Romanian

Etymology

From Latin foetus

Noun

fetus m (plural fetuși)

  1. fetus

Declension


Serbo-Croatian

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /fěːtus/
  • Hyphenation: fe‧tus

Noun

fétus m (Cyrillic spelling фе́тус)

  1. fetus

Declension



English

Noun

foetus (plural foetuses or (hypercorrect) foeti)

  1. (chiefly Britain) Alternative spelling of fetus

Usage notes

The form fetus is the primary spelling in the United States, Canada, Australia, and in the scientific community, whereas foetus is still commonly used in the United Kingdom and some other Commonwealth nations. Sometimes considered less correct than fetus and suggested to be abandoned.

Derived terms

  • foetal

References

Anagrams

  • fouets

Dutch

Etymology

From Latin fētus

Pronunciation

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

Noun

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

  1. fetus

Derived terms

  • feut

Latin

Pronunciation

  • (Classical) IPA(key): /ˈfoe̯.tus/, [ˈfoe̯t̪ʊs̠]
  • (Ecclesiastical) IPA(key): /ˈfe.tus/, [ˈfɛːt̪us]

Adjective

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

  1. Alternative form of fētus

Declension

First/second-declension adjective.

Noun

foetus m (genitive foetūs); fourth declension

  1. Alternative form of fētus

Declension

Fourth-declension noun.

References

  • foetus in Charlton T. Lewis and Charles Short (1879) A Latin Dictionary, Oxford: Clarendon Press
  • foetus in Gaffiot, Félix (1934) Dictionnaire illustré Latin-Français, Hachette

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