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She thinks that when short of nutrients, the fetus protects the brain at the expense of the heart.
  an unborn or unhatched vertebrate beyond the early stages of development when the main features of the mature animal are recognizable; in humans beginning at completion of the 8th week of pregnancy and ending at birth
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Strongly Associated with:   embryo
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  • She thinks that when short of nutrients, the fetus protects the brain at the expense of the heart.
  • She suffered from fetal alcohol syndrome.
  • Expectations, evaluations, internal evasions
    Fly out of me like puddles of blood from a wound
    A fetus from the womb of a corpse in a tomb
    Withered and strewn like red sheets on the bed
    Of an immaculate room.
     I can’t breathe,
    I can’t win,
    From this indelible position I’m in
    It controls the only piece of my unfortunate soul
    Left to fend for itself in this hollowed-out hole
    That I dug from within, like a prisoner in
    An unlocked cell sitting in the deepest pits of…
    Colleen Hoover  --  Slammed
  • Turning his head to the side, then his whole body, he squeezed his eyes shut and folded his arms tightly, pulling his legs up until he lay in the fetal position.
    James Dashner  --  The Scorch Trials

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  • On one side, people were murdering abortion doctors to protect the right to life, while on the other side people were getting pregnant just to sell their fetal tissue.
    Neal Shusterman  --  Unwind
  • The car gets smaller by the hour—I am forced to curl up like a fetus or my legs fall asleep.
    Gillian Flynn  --  Gone Girl
  • Suddenly he was sobbing freely The man finally slumped over onto his side and pulled his legs up onto the cot, curling into the fetal position, his shoulders shaking as he cried.
    James Dashner  --  The Kill Order
  • The pain made him dizzy and faint, and he lay on his side, crouched in the fetal position, his eyes closed.
    John Green  --  An Abundance of Katherines
  • The program downloaded into human fetuses—that’s the bait.
    Rick Yancey  --  The Infinite Sea
  • "For a hundred generations he slept, curled like a fetus in the earth’s mysterious womb, digested by roots, fermenting in the dark, summer fruits canned and forgotten in the larder until a farmer’s spade bore him out, rough midwife to a strange harvest."
    Ransom Riggs  --  Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children

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  • Dr. McNally testified that Mrs. Colbey’s pregnancy was at high risk for "unexplained fetal death" because of her age and lack of prenatal care.
    Bryan Stevenson  --  Just Mercy
  • I was alarmed but not nervous, as I was a doctor of long experience, having turned many a breech fetus and safely delivered a near-equal number.
    Chang-rae Lee  --  A Gesture Life
  • The air fills with the screeching of thrashing scorpion fetuses.
    Susan Ee  --  Angelfall
  • The one on the opposite side of Peony was occupied by a petite form turned away from her, curled in a fetal position.
    Marissa Meyer  --  Cinder
  • I held the duvet open and he climbed into bed beside me, his tufty head burrowing into the other pillow, and curled up into a fetal ball.
    Jojo Moyes  --  Me Before You
  • But twice she couldn’t keep the fetus.
    Holly Goldberg Sloan  --  Counting by 7s
  • He had attempted to describe his experiment to me in detail—it had to do with amniotic fluid and the fetus of a rabbit, including weird stuff about enzymes and ion transference—but he had given up on me with an understanding laugh when, having taken me beyond my depth, he saw my look of pain and boredom.
    William Styron  --  Sophie’s Choice
  • A young girl was curled in a fetal position.
    Rick Riordan  --  The Blood of Olympus
  • In Tapachula, they end up down a hole in the cemetery with fetuses and stillborn babies.
    Sonia Nazario  --  Enrique’s Journey
  • She tried to arch her whole body as a rigid container to preserve her fetus from shock.
    John Steinbeck  --  The Grapes of Wrath
  • The other ingredients weren’t so easy to come by: George visited local slaughterhouses at least once a week to collect cow fetuses and chicken blood.
    Rebecca Skloot  --  The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks
  • With the placenta in such distress, the life support for the fetus was giving out.
    Randy Pausch  --  The Last Lecture
  • Later, my doctor and my mom would tell me it was much too early to feel a fetus move.
    Ellen Hopkins  --  Crank
  • Science looks for answers by probing our unborn fetuses.
    Dan Brown  --  Angels & Demons
  • Bella was half-hidden behind the arm of the sofa, curled up in a loose fetal position, her arms wrapped around her knees.
    Stephenie Meyer  --  Breaking Dawn
  • The face of Eisenhower beamed up at me, bald and blank as the face of a fetus in a bottle.
    Sylvia Plath  --  The Bell Jar
  • Lacy led Alex down the hallway to fetal ultrasound.
    Jodi Picoult  --  Nineteen Minutes
  • This instinct probably developed to protect the developing fetus against even the mild toxins found in foods like broccoli.
    Michael Pollan  --  The Omnivore’s Dilemma
  • Each has a placard hung around his neck to show why he has been executed: a drawing of a human fetus.
    Margaret Atwood  --  The Handmaid’s Tale
  • This would’ve killed a male fetus.
    Frank Herbert  --  Dune
  • Then-at a gesture from Angela-she accompanied the herbalist through a side door, leaving the pale girl sitting alone in the center of the dark, cloth-bound room, like a dire fetus nestled in its womb, waiting for the right moment to emerge.
    Christopher Paolini  --  Eldest
  • MARTHA: GEORGE: Rolled up like a fetus, sucking away.
    Edward Albee  --  Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf?
  • Pregnant women were marched to one killing field where Japanese placed bets on the sex of the fetus about to tumble from its mother’s womb, cut by a samurai sword.
    James Bradley  --  Flags of Our Fathers
  • Little by little she was shrinking, turning into a fetus, becoming mummified in life to the point that in her last months she was a cherry raisin lost inside of her nightgown, and the arm that she always kept raised looked like the paw of a marimonda monkey.
    Gabriel Garcia Marquez  --  One Hundred Years of Solitude
  • She was not very far along, so we never found a fetus, but the butcher was convinced that he’d rid the world of another girl.
    Lisa See  --  Snow Flower and the Secret Fan
  • She has another baby born with fetal alcohol syndrome, because she was drinking so much grieving the first baby that she marinated the second one.
    Chris Crutcher  --  Staying Fat for Sarah Byrnes
  • The tin tricolour flag still swings at the top of the church-steeple; the two chintz streamers still flutter in the wind from the linen-draper’s; the chemist’s fetuses, like lumps of white amadou, rot more and more in their turbid alcohol, and above the big door of the inn the old golden lion, faded by rain, still shows passers-by its poodle mane.
    Gustave Flaubert  --  Madame Bovary
  • The room had been abandoned in the middle of childbirths, where dying mothers had aborted fetuses infected with Ebola.
    Richard Preston  --  The Hot Zone
  • "The fetus is the property of the entire society," he proclaimed.
    Steven D. Levitt & Stephen J. Dubner  --  Freakonomics
  • Acting as if I were asleep, I’d shrug Patsy off, then roll over to the far side of the bed in the fetal position.
    Dave Peizer  --  A Man Named Dave
  • He did, and out fell a fetus, its head a little bigger than a grape, eyes tightly shut, limbs folded in like an insect.
    Abraham Verghese  --  Cutting for Stone
  • He studied as that skin thickened, and deformed, and resolved, shaping itself as inevitably as a fetus growing eyes, growing ears.
    Gish Jen  --  Typical American
  • Instead, I spent my time reading and studying so I’d know exactly what was supposed to be happening to my growing fetus.
    Gaby Rodriguez  --  The Pregnancy Project
  • It investigated the discovery on the grounds of three fetuses; a Pinkerton detective "assaulting visitors" at the Tiffany Pavilion; and a "Zulu acting improperly."
    Erik Larson  --  The Devil in the White City
  • It had the same draw as a five-legged calf or a two-headed fetus at a sideshow, a distortion of normal life we have always found so interesting that we will pay to see it, perhaps to prove to ourselves that we have the proper number of legs or heads.
    John Steinbeck  --  Travels with Charley
  • Dr. Sherman, a tall, distinguished-looking man with a gruff but affable demeanor, confirmed that the fetus was dead.
    John Grogan  --  Marley & Me
  • Since the 1990s, the spread of ultrasound machines has allowed pregnant women to find out the sex of their fetuses—and then get abortions if they are female.
    Nicholas D. Kristof  --  Half the Sky
  • I believe in its indivisibility, in the intimate connection between the newest bud of spring and the flicker in the eye of a patient near death, between the athlete in his prime and the quadriplegic vet, between the fetus in the womb and the mother who bears another life in her own body.
    Jay Allison, et al.  --  This I Believe
  • I ain’t saying assume the fetal position and let them put their cocked revolvers upside your head.
    Don DeLillo  --  Underworld
  • Mac and Phil were lying together in the fetal position.
    Laura Hillenbrand  --  Unbroken
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Associated words [difficulty]:   fetus [1] , embryo [4] , embryo [4] , uterus [4] , placenta [5] , fallopian tubes [9]
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