- From Latin fetus. The "o" was added by hypercorrection. (Wiktionary)
“The ideas colored everything he wrote: when writing on education, he combined the idea of foetal education, a traditional belief that the mothers of great men, such as Mencius, had sat up straight and spoke no evil, thus contributing to the moral character of the foetus, with a micro-level view of Darwinism.”
“Alcohol during pregnancy can lead to a condition in the baby called foetal alcohol syndrome”
“When the KLF1 blood protein is less active, more so-called foetal haemoglobin enters into the blood, resulting in improved uptake and transport of oxygen.”
“What kind of foetal abnormalities are we talking about?”
“Hyperbaric treatment - effectively giving high concentrations of oxygen at increased atmospheric pressure - has been shown to have some benefit in other neurological conditions such as foetal alcohol syndrome and cerebral palsy.”
“(UKNSC), which advises the government and the three devolved administrations on screening to detect conditions such as foetal abnormalities and cancer.”
“It was reported that, during the assault on the kidnappers 'hideaway, the hostage broke away from her captors and lay in a foetal position to avoid harm.”
“The Egypt gallery at Bristol City Museum and Art Gallery displays a body curved into a foetal position in a dark case that visitors press a button to illuminate, and displays its mummies with their coffin lids half closed.”
“Although it has been known for some time that maternal diabetes is associated with an increased risk of foetal anomalies, this study has, for the first time, quantified the relative risk," said Justin Warner clinical lead for the National Paediatric Diabetes Audit, which is led by the Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health.”
“However, at the critical 12-week stage, I had a haemorrhage and was informed by an obstetrician that the foetal heart had stopped beating.”
These user-created lists contain the word ‘foetal’.
All these terms have a (different) American English equivalent. Wonder if you can identify them?
By David Foster Wallace
Words from a 2004 'Without a Paddle' film.
Words gathered while reading Brave New World by Aldous Huxley.
Looking for tweets for foetal.