em·​bryo·​gen·​e·​sis | \ ˌem-brē-ō-ˈje-nə-səs How to pronounce embryogenesis (audio) \

Definition of embryogenesis

: the formation and development of the embryo

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Other Words from embryogenesis

embryogenetic \ ˌem-​brē-​ō-​jə-​ˈne-​tik How to pronounce embryogenetic (audio) \ adjective

Examples of embryogenesis in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web According to Marcus, embryogenesis most resembles a genetic computer program that produces a three-dimensional living organism. Quanta Magazine, "How the DNA Computer Program Makes You and Me," 5 Apr. 2018

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First Known Use of embryogenesis

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 20 Sep. 2020.

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em·​bryo·​gen·​e·​sis | \ ˌem-brē-ō-ˈjen-ə-səs How to pronounce embryogenesis (audio) \
plural embryogeneses\ -​ˌsēz How to pronounce embryogeneses (audio) \

Medical Definition of embryogenesis

: the formation and development of the embryo

Other Words from embryogenesis

embryogenetic \ -​jə-​ˈnet-​ik How to pronounce embryogenetic (audio) \ adjective

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