in embryo

idiom

formal
: in an early or undeveloped stage
The ideas he explored fully in his later work can be seen in embryo in his early books.

Examples of in embryo in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web In 95 days, a team member will return to see how many eggs hatched, how many hatchlings crawled out, and how many died in embryo or without getting out of the nest. Nina Burleigh, Smithsonian Magazine, 4 Jan. 2024 In Grann’s telling, the investigation by federal agents is a quest for justice that also serves as a public relations coup for an FBI still in embryo. Thomas Doherty, The Hollywood Reporter, 7 July 2023 Counterintuitively, there may even be benefits to the high rates of genetic errors that result in embryo loss. Kathryn Kavanagh, The Conversation, 1 Sep. 2022 However, despite improved results in embryo selection and process efficiency, studies have yet to demonstrate concrete improvements in live birth rates, which is considered the gold standard. Ganes Kesari, Forbes, 30 June 2022 The third writer in the series, Blaire Ostler, also builds a case for multiple divinities on Latter-day Saint theology that all humans are gods in embryo. The Salt Lake Tribune, 21 May 2022 By sampling just a small subset of cells at a very early stage in embryo development, PGT-A may cause some fertility clinics, wary of taking risks, to reject embryos that could lead to healthy pregnancies. New York Times, 20 Apr. 2022 The original limit was arbitrary and prevented study of a critical period in embryo development — typically between 14 and 28 days, said Robin Lovell-Badge, a stem cell expert at London's Crick Institute and chair of the group behind the new guidelines. Maria Cheng, Star Tribune, 26 May 2021 In a 2016 LinkedIn post, Varsavsky argued that investment in embryo testing is one way to bring U.S. health-care spending under control, alongside more commonplace suggestions like reducing smoking and encouraging exercise. Anna Louie Sussman, The New Yorker, 19 May 2021

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“In embryo.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/in%20embryo. Accessed 25 Jul. 2024.

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