Also em·bry·o·gen·e·sis [em-bree-oh-jen-uh-sis] /ˌɛm bri oʊˈdʒɛn ə sɪs/.

Origin of embryogeny

First recorded in 1825–35; embryo- + -geny
Related formsem·bry·o·gen·ic [em-bree-oh-jen-ik] /ˌɛm bri oʊˈdʒɛn ɪk/, em·bry·o·ge·net·ic [em-bree-oh-juh-net-ik] /ˌɛm bri oʊ dʒəˈnɛt ɪk/, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for embryogenesis


  1. Also called: embryogenesis (ˌɛmbrɪəʊˈdʒɛnəsɪs) the formation and development of an embryo
  2. the study of these processes
Derived Formsembryogenic (ˌɛmbrɪəʊˈdʒɛnɪk), adjective
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embryogenesis in Medicine


  1. The development and growth of an embryo, especially the period from the second week through the eighth week following conception.
Related formsem′bry•o•genic (-jĕnĭk) adj.
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