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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
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
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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Our fetology brochure, A Baby's First Months, points out that an unborn baby's fingers are forming at six weeks and that his or her mouth and lips are apparent.
Camosy makes it clear that contemporary science--embryology, fetology, and biology--informs us that the human fetus is, in fact, a human being.
Nathanson, became a strong pro-life advocate and converted to Catholicism due in large part to the prayers for his conversion and through his study of fetology.