polyembryony

noun
poly·​em·​bry·​o·​ny | \ ˌpä-lē-ˈem-brē-ə-nē How to pronounce polyembryony (audio) , -(ˌ)em-ˈbrī- How to pronounce polyembryony (audio) \

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 How to pronounce polyembryonic (audio) \ 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.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/polyembryony. Accessed 25 Nov. 2020.

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polyembryony

noun
poly·​em·​bry·​o·​ny | \ -ˈem-brē-ə-nē How to pronounce polyembryony (audio) , -(ˌ)em-ˈbrī- How to pronounce polyembryony (audio) \
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 How to pronounce polyembryonic (audio) \ adjective

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