conceptus definition

  • noun:
    • this product of conception at any point between fertilization and delivery. It includes the embryo and/or fetus plus the extraembryonic membranes.
    • The fetus or embryo, including all the surrounding tissues safeguarding and nourishing it during pregnancy.
    • an animal organism during the early stages of growth and differentiation that in greater types merge into fetal stages but in reduced forms terminate in commencement of larval life

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