em·​bry·​o·​nal em-ˈbrī-ə-nᵊl How to pronounce embryonal (audio)

Examples of embryonal in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web She was diagnosed at the age of 3 with a rare cancer called embryonal rhabdomyoscarcoma. Natalie Dreier, ajc, 17 Nov. 2017

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Word History


borrowed from New Latin embryonālis, from embryon-, embryo embryo + Latin -ālis -al entry 1

First Known Use

1652, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of embryonal was in 1652

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“Embryonal.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/embryonal. Accessed 15 Jul. 2024.

Medical Definition


em·​bry·​o·​nal em-ˈbrī-ən-ᵊl How to pronounce embryonal (audio)
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