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The medical study and treatment of the fetus, especially within the uterus.

fe·tol′o·gist n.


the branch of medicine concerned with the fetus in the uterus


(fiˈtɒl ə dʒi)

a field of medicine involving the study, diagnosis, and treatment of the fetus.
fe•tol′o•gist, n.

fetology, foetology

the branch of medicine that studies fetuses. — fetologist, foetologist, n.
See also: Pregnancy
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Noun1.fetology - the branch of medicine concerned with the fetus in the uterus
midwifery, obstetrics, tocology, OB - the branch of medicine dealing with childbirth and care of the mother
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