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 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.
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.