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[L. fetus, bearing young, fetus, offspring]
1. An unborn animal in its later stages of development. 2. The unborn human from the beginning of the ninth week, i.e., the third month, of gestation until birth. (Before 9 weeks, the developing zygote is called an embryo.) During the fetal period, the organ systems mature and grow. At 9 weeks, a human fetus weighs about 14 g (1/2 oz); in the subsequent approx. 29 weeks, the fetus becomes 250 times heavier, so a typical newborn weighs about 3500 g (7 3/4 lb). A human fetus gets all its nutrition through the placenta, which increases in size with the fetus.
Venes, Donald, editor. "Fetus." Taber's Medical Dictionary, 23rd ed., F.A. Davis Company, 2017. Nursing Central, nursing.unboundmedicine.com/nursingcentral/view/Tabers-Dictionary/746367/all/fetus_papyraceus.
Fetus. In: Venes D, ed. Taber's Medical Dictionary. 23rd ed. F.A. Davis Company; 2017. https://nursing.unboundmedicine.com/nursingcentral/view/Tabers-Dictionary/746367/all/fetus_papyraceus. Accessed October 15, 2019.
Fetus. (2017). In Venes, D. (Ed.), Taber's Medical Dictionary. Available from https://nursing.unboundmedicine.com/nursingcentral/view/Tabers-Dictionary/746367/all/fetus_papyraceus
Fetus [Internet]. In: Venes D, editors. Taber's Medical Dictionary. F.A. Davis Company; 2017. [cited 2019 October 15]. Available from: https://nursing.unboundmedicine.com/nursingcentral/view/Tabers-Dictionary/746367/all/fetus_papyraceus.
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