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8.5 week fetus

8.5 week fetus

Overview

At 8.5 weeks:
  • the embryo now resembles a human
  • facial features continue to develop
  • beginnings of external genitalia form
  • anal passage opens, but the rectal membrane is intact
  • circulation through the umbilical cord is well developed
  • long bones begin to form

Update Date 9/30/2013