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embryology

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noun em·bry·ol·o·gy \ˌem-brē-ˈä-lə-jē\

Definition of embryology

  1. 1 :  a branch of biology dealing with embryos and their development

  2. 2 :  the features and phenomena exhibited in the formation and development of an embryo

em·bry·o·log·i·cal play \-brē-ə-ˈlä-ji-kəl\ adjective
em·bry·o·log·i·cal·ly play \-ji-k(ə-)lē\ adverb
em·bry·ol·o·gist play \-brē-ˈä-lə-jist\ noun


Origin of embryology

French embryologie


First Known Use: circa 1847


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embryology

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noun em·bry·ol·o·gy \-jē\

Medical Definition of embryology

plural em·bry·ol·o·gies

  1. 1:  a branch of biology dealing with embryos and their development

  2. 2:  the features and phenomena exhibited in the formation and development of an embryo

  3. em·bry·o·log·i·cal \-brē-ə-ˈläj-i-kəl\play also em·bry·o·log·ic \-ˈläj-ik\play adjective
    em·bry·o·log·i·cal·ly \-i-k(ə-)lē\play adverb




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