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embryogeny

[em-bree-oj-uh-nee]
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noun
  1. the formation and development of the embryo, as a subject of scientific study.
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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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Examples from the Web for embryogeny

Historical Examples

  • I will now pass on to consider the embryogeny of the Metazoa, beginning at its earliest stage in the fertilization of the ovum.

    Darwin, and After Darwin (Vol. 1 and 3, of 3)

    George John Romanes

  • The matter seemed involved in mystery, and no one attempted to raise the veil which hung over the subject of embryogeny.


British Dictionary definitions for embryogeny

embryogeny

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