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 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, "How a 380-Million-Year-Old Fish Gave Us Fingers," 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, "Scientists Seek to Update Evolution," 22 Nov. 2016 Before Genes Reigned Supreme The work of Burr and Lund occurred during a time of widespread interest in embryology. Quanta Magazine, "Brainless Embryos Suggest Bioelectricity Guides Growth," 13 Mar. 2018 Even the English mathematician Alan Turing, famed for cracking the Enigma code, was fascinated by embryology. Quanta Magazine, "Brainless Embryos Suggest Bioelectricity Guides Growth," 13 Mar. 2018 Even the English mathematician Alan Turing, famed for cracking the Enigma code, was fascinated by embryology. Quanta Magazine, "Brainless Embryos Suggest Bioelectricity Guides Growth," 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, "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

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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 21 Jan. 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

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