the formation and development of the embryo, as a subject of scientific study.
Also em·bry·o·gen·e·sis [em-bree-oh-jen-uh-sis] /ˌɛm bri oʊˈdʒɛn ə sɪs/.
Origin of embryogeny
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Also called: embryogenesis (ˌɛmbrɪəʊˈdʒɛnəsɪs) the formation and development of an embryo
the study of these processes
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The development and growth of an embryo, especially the period from the second week through the eighth week following conception.
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