Definition of fetation in US English:

fetation

(also foetation)

noun

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  • The production, formation, development, or gestation of a fetus or embryo; an instance of this; (concrete) a result of this.

Origin

Mid 17th century. From post-classical Latin foetation-, foetatio from classical Latin fētāt-, past participial stem of fētāre to produce offspring (from fētus) + -iō.

Pronunciation

fetation

/ˌfiːˈteɪʃn/