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embryo

noun em·bryo \ˈem-brē-ˌō\

: a human or animal in the early stages of development before it is born, hatched, etc.

plural em·bry·os

Full Definition of EMBRYO

1
a archaic :  a vertebrate at any stage of development prior to birth or hatching
b :  an animal in the early stages of growth and differentiation that are characterized by cleavage, the laying down of fundamental tissues, and the formation of primitive organs and organ systems; especially :  the developing human individual from the time of implantation to the end of the eighth week after conception
2
:  the young sporophyte of a seed plant usually comprising a rudimentary plant with plumule, radicle, and cotyledons
3
a :  something as yet undeveloped
b :  a beginning or undeveloped state of something <productions seen in embryo during their out-of-town tryout period — Henry Hewes>

Origin of EMBRYO

Medieval Latin embryon-, embryo, from Greek embryon, from en- + bryein to swell; akin to Greek bryon catkin
First Known Use: 1548

Other Embryology Terms

gravid, neonate, ontogeny, parturition

Rhymes with EMBRYO

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embryo

noun em·bryo \ˈem-brē-ˌō\   (Medical Dictionary)
plural em·bry·os

Medical Definition of EMBRYO

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archaic :  a vertebrate at any stage of development prior to birth or hatching
2
:  an animal in the early stages of growth and differentiation that are characterized by cleavage, the laying down of fundamental tissues, and the formation of primitive organs and organ systems; especially :  the developing human individual from the time of implantation to the end of the eighth week after conception—compare fetus

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