Conceptus meaning

kən-sĕp'təs
The product of conception at any point between fertilization and birth, especially the embryo and the extraembryonic membranes.
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The entire product of conception until birth, including the sac, cord, and placenta.
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The product of conception at any point between fertilization and birth, especially the embryo and the extraembryonic membranes.
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The fetus or embryo, including all the surrounding tissues protecting and nourishing it during pregnancy.
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Origin of conceptus

  • Latin something conceived concept
    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
  • From Latin cōncipō (“to take hold of, to receive”), from Latin capiō (“to capture”)
    From Wiktionary