noun, plural em·bry·os.
Origin of embryo
Definition for embryo (2 of 2)
Examples from the Web for embryo
It is this uncertainty that drives many religious objectors: they protest if there is any chance an embryo could be harmed.Why Can’t the FDA Fix Outdated Birth Control Labels?|Tiffany Stanley|March 22, 2014|DAILY BEAST
The intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance role was in the embryo stage.
Doctors bypass the tubes and place the embryo right in the womb.
Like the Mississippi amendment, the Oklahoma law defines an embryo as a legal person.Is Contraceptive Debate GOP’s New ‘Terri Schiavo Moment’?|Michelle Goldberg|February 17, 2012|DAILY BEAST
In Germany, for instance, you create one embryo and you implant that embryo.
This was intended to be the embryo of representative institutions.
He was a very Alderman in embryo, if there are such things as coloured Aldermen.Mystic London:|Charles Maurice Davies
There is that in man that cannot die—a seed, a germ an embryo, a spiritual essence.The Story of an African Farm|(AKA Ralph Iron) Olive Schreiner
The “aquatic kettle” was doubtless the embryo of the diving-bell.Under the Waves|R M Ballantyne
The embryo thus enclosed in the egg finds its protection in the fact that it is encased in a fluid contained in the amnion.The Meaning of Evolution|Samuel Christian Schmucker
British Dictionary definitions for embryo
noun plural -bryos
Word Origin for embryo
Word Origin and History for embryo
mid-14c., from Medieval Latin embryo, from Greek embryon "a young one," in Homer, "young animal," later, "fruit of the womb," literally "that which grows," from en "in" (see en- (2)) + bryein "to swell, be full."
Medicine definitions for embryo (1 of 2)
n. pl. em•bry•os
Medicine definitions for embryo (2 of 2)
Science definitions for embryo
Culture definitions for embryo
A developing plant or animal. A plant embryo is an undeveloped plant inside a seed. An animal embryo is the animal as it develops from the single cell of the zygote until birth. Among humans and most other mammals, the embryo is carried in the mother's womb.