Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. Chiefly British Variant of fetus.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. Alternative spelling of fetus.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. Same as fetus.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. an unborn or unhatched vertebrate in the later stages of development showing the main recognizable features of the mature animal

Etymologies

Hypercorrect spelling of fetus attested since the 16th century; from Latin fetus ("bringing forth offspring"). (Wiktionary)

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  • My pleasure. And Happy Foetus.

    August 31, 2009

  • YESSS!!! YEESSSSSS!!! Thank you, reesetee!!

    August 28, 2009

  • There are things on mudflaps? *shakes head*

    August 28, 2009

  • This.

    Oh, and c_b, this may be what you were hoping for at the other link.

    August 28, 2009

  • What's with all the mudflappage?

    August 28, 2009

  • Nope. Definitely not a mudflap lady. Plus you're at risk of...uh...losing the fetus if you're not careful.

    That didn't sound as ridiculous in my head.

    August 28, 2009

  • ... really? Is it like a mudflap-looking lady, but she's pregnant? That would be teh alsome.

    Edit: Went to look. Disappointed. Is not mudflap lady.

    August 27, 2009

  • Well, it's a bit better than the Pregnant Lady Keychain.

    August 27, 2009

  • Here.

    I'm sure sionnach will love that site as there's lots of cheap stuff under $7.

    August 27, 2009

  • It reminds me of Cake Wrecks.

    August 27, 2009

  • ... I need one of those.

    August 27, 2009

  • Cookie cutter.

    August 27, 2009