embryogeny

[em-bree-oj-uh-nee]

noun

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

Nearby words

  1. embryo-,
  2. embryoblast,
  3. embryocardia,
  4. embryoctony,
  5. embryogenesis,
  6. embryol.,
  7. embryological,
  8. embryologist,
  9. embryology,
  10. 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

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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