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

Examples of embryology in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The departments to be consolidated in Pasadena are plant biology and global ecology, which are currently located at Stanford University, and embryology (or developmental biology), located at Johns Hopkins University. Meredith Wadman, Science | AAAS, 16 Apr. 2021 The former director of the embryology lab at University Hospitals’ Ahuja Medical Center blamed administrators and staff for the malfunction that rendered 4,000 embryos and eggs nonviable during 2018. Cameron Fields, cleveland, 5 Apr. 2021 In the more than 160 years since Darwin advanced his revolutionary idea, evolutionary biologists have marshaled evidence from paleontology, genetics and embryology that has proved him right. John A. Long, Scientific American, 20 May 2020 Darwin wove together evidence from paleontology, embryology and other sciences to show that living things were related to one another by common descent. Quanta Magazine, 22 Nov. 2016 Before Genes Reigned Supreme The work of Burr and Lund occurred during a time of widespread interest in embryology. Quanta Magazine, 13 Mar. 2018 Even the English mathematician Alan Turing, famed for cracking the Enigma code, was fascinated by embryology. Quanta Magazine, 13 Mar. 2018 Even the English mathematician Alan Turing, famed for cracking the Enigma code, was fascinated by embryology. Quanta Magazine, 13 Mar. 2018 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, 3 Apr. 2018

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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.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/embryology. Accessed 25 Jun. 2021.

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

More from Merriam-Webster on embryology

Britannica.com: Encyclopedia article about embryology

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