embryology

noun
em·​bry·​ol·​o·​gy | \ ˌem-brē-ˈä-lə-jē How to pronounce embryology (audio) \

Definition of embryology

1 : a branch of biology dealing with embryos and their development
2 : the features and phenomena exhibited in the formation and development of an embryo

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Other Words from embryology

embryological \ ˌem-​brē-​ə-​ˈlä-​ji-​kəl How to pronounce embryological (audio) \ adjective
embryologically \ ˌem-​brē-​ə-​ˈlä-​ji-​k(ə-​)lē How to pronounce embryologically (audio) \ adverb
embryologist \ ˌem-​brē-​ˈä-​lə-​jist How to pronounce embryologist (audio) \ noun

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The tank in the andrology lab, where sperm is handled, is fixed, but the tank in the embryology lab - containing frozen eggs and embryos -- still needs repaired. Julie Washington, cleveland.com, "Timeline of how the UH fertility freezer incident unfolded," 3 Apr. 2018 Instruments for moving embryos in culture dishes sit on desks throughout the embryology lab. Sumathi Reddy, WSJ, "The Fertility Clinic That Cut IVF Prices in Half," 10 Sep. 2018 But embryology labs were excluded and, thus, fertility clinics can choose to be accredited or not. Kayla Webley Adler, Marie Claire, "When Your Dreams of Motherhood Are Destroyed," 1 Oct. 2018 John Zhang, shown in the embryology lab at New Hope Fertility Center in New York, is known for pushing ethical and technological boundaries in the fertility industry. Ariana Eunjung Cha, Washington Post, "This fertility doctor is pushing the boundaries of human reproduction, with little regulation," 14 May 2018 Approximately August 2017-November 2017: The autofill function in the freezer tanks in the andrology and embryology labs malfunction. Julie Washington, cleveland.com, "Timeline of how the UH fertility freezer incident unfolded," 3 Apr. 2018 Before Genes Reigned Supreme The work of Burr and Lund occurred during a time of widespread interest in embryology. Adam Rogers, WIRED, "Brainless Embryos Suggest Bioelectricity Guides Growth," 18 Mar. 2018 Even the English mathematician Alan Turing, famed for cracking the Enigma code, was fascinated by embryology. Adam Rogers, WIRED, "Brainless Embryos Suggest Bioelectricity Guides Growth," 18 Mar. 2018 Basic embryology shows that the human nervous system is established by six weeks’ gestation. Alexandra Desanctis, National Review, "Senators, Pass the Ban on the Abortion of Fetuses Capable of Feeling Pain," 5 Oct. 2017

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First Known Use of embryology

circa 1847, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for embryology

French embryologie

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embryology

noun
em·​bry·​ol·​o·​gy | \ -jē How to pronounce embryology (audio) \
plural embryologies

Medical Definition of embryology

1 : a branch of biology dealing with embryos and their development
2 : the features and phenomena exhibited in the formation and development of an embryo

Other Words from embryology

embryological \ -​brē-​ə-​ˈläj-​i-​kəl How to pronounce embryological (audio) \ also embryologic \ -​ˈläj-​ik How to pronounce embryologic (audio) \ adjective
embryologically \ -​i-​k(ə-​)lē How to pronounce embryologically (audio) \ adverb

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