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


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

First recorded in 1825–35; embryo- + -geny

Related forms

em·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


/ (ˌɛmbrɪˈɒdʒɪnɪ) /


Also called: embryogenesis (ˌɛmbrɪəʊˈdʒɛnəsɪs) the formation and development of an embryo
the study of these processes

Derived Forms

embryogenic (ˌɛmbrɪəʊˈdʒɛnɪk), adjective
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Medicine definitions for embryogenesis


[ ĕm′brē-ō-jĕnĭ-sĭs ]


The development and growth of an embryo, especially the period from the second week through the eighth week following conception.

Related forms

em′bry•o•genic (-jĕnĭk) adj.
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