conceptus


Also found in: Thesaurus, Medical, Encyclopedia, Wikipedia.

con·cep·tus

 (kən-sĕp′təs)
n.
The product of conception at any point between fertilization and birth, especially the embryo and the extraembryonic membranes.

[Latin, something conceived; see concept.]

conceptus

(ˈkɒnsɛptəs)
n
any of various products of conception, including the embryo, fetus, and surrounding tissue

con•cep•tus

(kənˈsɛp təs)

n., pl. -tus•es.
an embryo or fetus and all its associated membranes.
[1935–40; < New Latin; Latin: the action of conceiving, hence, fetus, embryo <concipere to conceive]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.conceptus - an animal organism in the early stages of growth and differentiation that in higher forms merge into fetal stages but in lower forms terminate in commencement of larval lifeconceptus - an animal organism in the early stages of growth and differentiation that in higher forms merge into fetal stages but in lower forms terminate in commencement of larval life
animal, animate being, beast, creature, fauna, brute - a living organism characterized by voluntary movement
blastosphere, blastula - early stage of an embryo produced by cleavage of an ovum; a liquid-filled sphere whose wall is composed of a single layer of cells; during this stage (about eight days after fertilization) implantation in the wall of the uterus occurs
gastrula - double-walled stage of the embryo resulting from invagination of the blastula; the outer layer of cells is the ectoderm and the inner layer differentiates into the mesoderm and endoderm
morula - a solid mass of blastomeres that forms when the zygote splits; develops into the blastula
umbilical, umbilical cord - membranous duct connecting the fetus with the placenta
References in periodicals archive ?
The Bayer Group has successfully completed its tender offer for the outstanding shares of Conceptus, Inc.
M2 EQUITYBITES-May 29, 2013-Bayer gets US antitrust green light for Conceptus buy(C)2013 M2 COMMUNICATIONS http://www.
Country: USASector: HealthcareTarget: Conceptus IncBuyer: Evelyn Acquisition Company, Bayer AG , Bayer HealthCare LLCDeal size in USD: 1.
M2 PHARMA-January 10, 2012-Court rejects Hologic's motion for new trial over Conceptus patents(C)2012 M2 COMMUNICATIONS
TI CONCEPTUS GETS CANADIAN APPROVAL TO MARKET ESSURE >TX Conceptus, Inc.
Otherwise, as will be argued further, accelerated as well as postponed ovulations are known to impair the condition of the conceptus (12-15).
Conceptus and Essure are registered trademarks and your Family is Complete your Choice is Clear is a service mark of Conceptus Inc.
Thus, Bayer HealthCare LLC has signed a merger agreement with Conceptus, Inc.
M2 EQUITYBITES-April 29, 2013-Bayer HealthCare to buy US Conceptus for USD1.
9 November 2011 - Conceptus Inc (NASDAQ:CPTS), developer of the Essure permanent birth control system, said on Tuesday that it had received the green light from the US Food and Drugs Administration (FDA) to change the labelling for the use of bipolar radio frequency (RF) NovaSure Impedance Controlled Endometrial Ablation following a successful Essure Confirmation Test.
Essure and Conceptus([R]) are registered trademarks of Conceptus Inc.
On Monday, Bayer, a German chemicals and pharmaceuticals giant announced that it has agreed to purchase US women s healthcare specialist Conceptus for $1.