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

embryological

play \ˌem-brē-ə-ˈlä-ji-kəl\ adjective

embryologically

play \ˌem-brē-ə-ˈlä-ji-k(ə-)lē\ adverb

embryologist

play \ˌem-brē-ˈä-lə-jist\ noun

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Origin and Etymology 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

embryologies

  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

embryological

\-brē-ə-ˈläj-i-kəl\play also

embryologic

\-ˈläj-ik\play adjective

embryologically

\-i-k(ə-)lē\play adverb

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