polyembryony

noun
poly·em·bry·o·ny | \ˌpä-lē-ˈem-brē-ə-nē, -(ˌ)em-ˈbrī- \

Definition of polyembryony 

1 : the condition of having several embryos

2 : the production of two or more embryos from one ovule or egg

Other Words from polyembryony

polyembryonic \ˌpä-lē-ˌem-brē-ˈä-nik \ adjective

First Known Use of polyembryony

1849, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for polyembryony

International Scientific Vocabulary poly- + embryon- + -y entry 2

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polyembryony

noun
poly·em·bry·o·ny | \-ˈem-brē-ə-nē, -(ˌ)em-ˈbrī- \
plural polyembryonies

Medical Definition of polyembryony 

: the production of two or more embryos from one ovule or egg

Other Words from polyembryony

polyembryonic \-ˌem-brē-ˈän-ik \ adjective

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