- the formation and development of the embryo, as a subject of scientific study.
Also em·bry·o·gen·e·sis [em-bree-oh-jen-uh-sis] /ˌɛm bri oʊˈdʒɛn ə sɪs/.
Origin of embryogeny
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Examples from the Web for embryogeny
I will now pass on to consider the embryogeny of the Metazoa, beginning at its earliest stage in the fertilization of the ovum.Darwin, and After Darwin (Vol. 1 and 3, of 3)
George John Romanes
The matter seemed involved in mystery, and no one attempted to raise the veil which hung over the subject of embryogeny.
- Also called: embryogenesis (ˌɛmbrɪəʊˈdʒɛnəsɪs) the formation and development of an embryo
- the study of these processes
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