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. Concerning an individual who is exhausted of vigor or energy; worn out: After teaching teenagers for 40 years Mr. Hathaway was effete and totally spent.
3. Pertaining to a living being that is unable to produce; sterile: Jim's old feeble cat was effete and unprolific.
4. Marked by excessive self-indulgence and moral decay: Greg lived a decadent and effete life of excessive spending and no sense of responsibility.
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 as a verb 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 from work.
2. To attempt to please someone by showing enthusiastic affection: Little Susi was fawning on her mother and doing little chores voluntarily because she wanted to have an ice cream later on that day.
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 thought to be capable of living after the 20th gestational week. But, in reality. a baby does not have much of a chance to survive when it is born before 24 completed weeks of gestation.
When Jack was camping, he got so cold in his sleeping bag that he curved himself up into a fetal position with his legs pulled up and his arms closed around his chest, and tried to stay as warm as possible.
2. The intentional destruction of a human fetus: Feticide can also be caused by using an agent or drug, and can be extremely dangerous to the mother.
Feticide 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.