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embryogeny

[ em-bree-oj-uh-nee ]
/ ˌɛm briˈɒdʒ ə ni /

noun

the formation and development of the embryo, as a subject of scientific study.

Nearby words

embryo-, embryoblast, embryocardia, embryoctony, embryogenesis, embryogeny, embryol., embryological, embryologist, embryology, embryoma
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

embryogeny

/ (ˌɛmbrɪˈɒdʒɪnɪ) /

noun

Also called: embryogenesis (ˌɛmbrɪəʊˈdʒɛnəsɪs) the formation and development of an embryo
the study of these processes
Derived Formsembryogenic (ˌɛmbrɪəʊˈdʒɛnɪk), adjective
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Medicine definitions for embryogenesis

embryogenesis

[ ĕm′brē-ō-jĕnĭ-sĭs ]

n.

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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