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

Examples of embryogenesis in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Studying human embryogenesis is restricted due to ethical and legal considerations. Kyle Orland, Ars Technica, 1 June 2023 Understanding development The early stages of animal development, often referred to as embryogenesis, encompass the transition from a seemingly unremarkable clump of cells to a complex and compartmentalized organism. Kyle Orland, Ars Technica, 1 June 2023 Five more days Two independent groups of researchers, publishing back-to-back papers, have tried to bridge this gap by developing a primate system for studying embryogenesis. Kyle Orland, Ars Technica, 1 June 2023 And Shaevitz noted that a tissue’s multiscale liquid crystallinity could be related to embryogenesis—the process by which embryos mold themselves into organisms. WIRED, 10 Dec. 2023 And Shaevitz noted that a tissue’s multiscale liquid crystallinity could be related to embryogenesis — the process by which embryos mold themselves into organisms. Elise Cutts, Quanta Magazine, 25 Oct. 2023 Normally, this is something that happens earlier, during fertilization and that’s what leads to embryogenesis. David Warmflash, Discover Magazine, 13 Dec. 2016 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

Etymology

embryo- + genesis, after French embryogénésie

First Known Use

1830, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of embryogenesis was in 1830

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Cite this Entry

“Embryogenesis.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/embryogenesis. Accessed 29 May. 2024.

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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