embryogenesis

noun

em·​bryo·​gen·​e·​sis ˌem-brē-ō-ˈje-nə-səs How to pronounce embryogenesis (audio)
: the formation and development of the embryo
embryogenetic adjective

Example Sentences

Recent Examples on the Web According to Marcus, embryogenesis most resembles a genetic computer program that produces a three-dimensional living organism. Quanta Magazine, 5 Apr. 2018

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Word History

First Known Use

1830, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of embryogenesis was in 1830

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“Embryogenesis.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/embryogenesis. Accessed 28 Nov. 2022.

Medical Definition

embryogenesis

noun

em·​bryo·​gen·​e·​sis ˌem-brē-ō-ˈjen-ə-səs How to pronounce embryogenesis (audio)
plural embryogeneses -ˌsēz How to pronounce embryogenesis (audio)
: the formation and development of the embryo
embryogenetic adjective

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