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[em-bree-ol-uh-jee] /ˌɛm briˈɒl ə dʒi/
noun, plural embryologies.
the science dealing with the formation, development, structure, and functional activities of embryos.
the origin, growth, and development of an embryo:
the embryology of the chick.
Origin of embryology
First recorded in 1840-50; embryo- + -logy
Related forms
[em-bree-uh-loj-i-kuh l] /ˌɛm bri əˈlɒdʒ ɪ kəl/ (Show IPA),
embryologic, adjective
embryologically, adverb Unabridged
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the branch of science concerned with the study of embryos
the structure and development of the embryo of a particular organism
Derived Forms
embryological (ˌɛmbrɪəˈlɒdʒɪkəl), embryologic, adjective
embryologically, adverb
embryologist, noun
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Word Origin and History for embryological



1859, from embryon (see embryo) + -logy. Related: Embryologist (c.1850).

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embryological in Medicine

embryology em·bry·ol·o·gy (ěm'brē-ŏl'ə-jē)

  1. The branch of biology that deals with the formation, early growth, and development of living organisms.

  2. The embryonic structure or development of an organism.

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embryological in Science
The scientific study of embryos and their development.
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embryological in Culture
embryology [(em-bree-ol-uh-jee)]

The study of the embryo; a major field of research in modern biology.

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