Words nearby embry-
WORDS THAT USE EMBRY-
What does embry- mean?
Embry- ultimately comes from the Greek émbryos, meaning “ingrowing.”
Embry- is a variant of embryo-, which loses its -o– when combined with words or word elements beginning with vowels.
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Examples of embry-
One example of a medical term that features embry- is embryectomy, meaning “removal of an embryo.”
The first part of the word, embry-, means “embryo,” as we have seen. The second part of the word, -ectomy, means “excision, removal.” Embryectomy literally translates to “embryo removal.”
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How to use embry- in a sentence
Embry, an immature organism, especially in the earlier stages of development from the fertilized ovum onwards.The New Gresham Encyclopedia|Various
Embry-o, the little plant forming a part of the seed, usually consisting of caulicle, one or more cotyledons and a plumule.Seeds of Michigan Weeds|W. J. (William James) Beal
Was Mrs. Embry Wright, his only married sister, staying with his mother to comfort her?Sergeant York And His People|Sam Cowan
"However, as Mr. Embry is yonder, I think he'll take some care of you," she added.
"Miss Embry would say you shouldn't use 'awful,'" said Winnie from the depths of the big chair.The Girl Warriors|Adene Williams