- 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
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Examples from the Web for embryology
We cannot pursue the mind into embryology: we can only trace how, after birth, it begins to grow.Theaetetus
See further the same author's article "Embryology" in the Ency.Form and Function
E. S. (Edward Stuart) Russell
This comparison I have been able to make from a study of the embryology of Isotoma.Our Common Insects
Alpheus Spring Packard
Is there any fallacy in speaking of the Embryology of the New Life?Natural Law in the Spiritual World
But that belongs to the domain of Embryology, which is a separate science.Woman
William J. Robinson
- the branch of science concerned with the study of embryos
- the structure and development of the embryo of a particular organism
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Word Origin and History for embryology
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- The branch of biology that deals with the formation, early growth, and development of living organisms.
- The embryonic structure or development of an organism.
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- The scientific study of embryos and their development.
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