When is a zygote considered a fetus?

Answer At the moment a sperm penetrates an egg, the zygote is created. The zygote, or cell, continues to divide ultimately becoming an embryo. It is not a fetus until the 8 week mark after conception. Thi... Read More »

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At what point does a zygote become a fetus?

A zygote, also known as the fertilized egg, becomes an fetus near the end of the 10th week of pregnancy. Between the zygote and fetus stages are the blastocyst and embryo stages.Source:Merck manual... Read More »

When is a fetus considered a baby?

The U.S. Supreme Court has stated that a fetus becomes an entity (i.e., a "baby") with rights separate from those of its mother when it is able to live outside the mother, even if it requires medic... Read More »

When is a fetus considered a baby regarding embryonic stem cell research?

Embryonic stem cells are derived from 4- or 5-day-old embryos, grown only in laboratories. In human development, the embryonic stage lasts through the 10th week of pregnancy (about eight weeks afte... Read More »

When is a fetus no longer a fetus?

According to the Merriam-Webster Dictionary, a fetus is "a developing human usually from two months after conception to birth." In other words, a fetus ceases to be a fetus at birth.Source:Merriam... Read More »