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

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 In 2013, Muldoon was teaching embryology at the Geisel School of Medicine at Dartmouth. USA Today, 23 May 2022 In 2011, with Oregon Health & Science’s support, Mitalipov established a small human embryology group to pursue his goal. Stephen S. Hall, Wired, 11 Mar. 2021 In 2013, Muldoon, now an associate professor at Midwestern University’s medical school in Glendale, was teaching embryology at the Geisel School of Medicine at Dartmouth. AZCentral.com, 5 May 2022 Bush first had a short stint ranching purple urchin in 2008 for the academic embryology research market, shipping small quantities to MD Anderson Cancer Center in Houston and Brown University. Los Angeles Times, 3 Mar. 2022 Errors happen in every arena of medicine—and embryology is no exception. Elizabeth Narins, Health.com, 7 Dec. 2021 The field of synthetic embryology has exploded in recent years. Megan Molteni, STAT, 5 Dec. 2021 Also named in the suit are In VitroTech Labs, a third-party embryology center, and its parent company, Beverly Sunset Surgical Associates, both owned by Mor. Hayley Smith, Los Angeles Times, 8 Nov. 2021 Nipam Patel, an evolutionary and developmental biologist at the Marine Biology Laboratory, first investigated the wings of several such species with his students in an embryology class. Harini Barath, Scientific American, 15 Sep. 2021 See More

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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 11 Aug. 2022.

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More Definitions for embryology

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

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Britannica.com: Encyclopedia article about embryology

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