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noun. 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.
- fertilized egg
- umbilical cord
- animate being
- concipo (Latin)
Example sentences of the word conceptus
1. Noun, singular or mass
The cells thus formed are called blastomeres, and they actually become successively smaller with each division, preserving the overall size of the conceptus.