feto-, fet-, feti-, foeto-, foet- +
(Latin: an unborn offspring, fetus)
The brain damage that is a result of alcohol fetopathy is often accompanied by, and reflected in, distinctive facial stigmata or characteristics which are indicative of a disease or abnormalities.
2. Exhausted of vigor or energy; worn out: "We have an effete political force.
3. Unable to produce; sterile.
4. Marked by excessive self-indulgence and moral decay; such as, "a decadent life of excessive money and no sense of responsibility"; "a group of effete self-professed intellectuals".
5. Etymology: From Latin effetus (feminine, effeta) "unproductive, worn out (with bearing offspring)"; literally, "that has given birth" from ex- "out" plus fetus, "childbearing, offspring". The sense of "exhausted" is from 1662; that of "morally exhausted" from 1790, led to "decadent" in the nineteenth century.
2. Etymology: from Old French faon, "young animal"; from Vulgar Latin fetonem, accusative of feto, from Latin fetus, "an offspring".
The following fawn, fawning definitions are not related etymologically to the above fawn:1. To seek attention or to try to win favor by flattery and obsequious behavior: "The dog was fawning all over him when he came home."
2. To attempt to please someone by showing enthusiastic affection.
3. Etymology: from Old English fagnian, "rejoice"; from fægen, "glad"; used in Middle English to refer to expressions of delight, especially a dog wagging its tail, hence "to act slavishly".
Historically, a fetus was considered to be capable of living at the end of gestational week twenty when the mother felt fetal movement (quickening) and the fetal heart tones could be auscultated with a fetoscope.
In reality, even with prompt and intensive neonatal support, a preterm fetus of less than twenty-five weeks' gestation has little chance of surviving outside the womb.
2. The development of a fetus within the uterus; pregnancy.
3. The condition of having a developing embryo or foetus in the body, after union of an ovum and spermatozoon.
2. The destruction of the embryo or foetus in the uterus.
3. The intentional destruction of a human fetus; for example, by using an agent or drug.
Feticide, as a legal term, refers to the deliberate or incidental killing of a fetus as a result of a human act; such as, a punch or kick in the abdomen of a pregnant woman. It does not refer to the death of a fetus from entirely natural causes, or through the spontaneous abortion of a pregnancy where the life of the fetus could not be maintained artificially ex utero.
This procedure has been virtually replaced by ultrasound.
2. A subspecialty of obstetrics/gynecology devoted to the study of the obstetrical, medical, and surgical complications of pregnancy.