noun, plural em·bry·ol·o·gies.
- the science dealing with the formation, development, structure, and functional activities of embryos.
- the origin, growth, and development of an embryo: the embryology of the chick.
Origin of embryology
Related formsem·bry·o·log·i·cal [em-bree-uh-loj-i-kuh l] /ˌɛm bri əˈlɒdʒ ɪ kəl/, em·bry·o·log·ic, adjectiveem·bry·o·log·i·cal·ly, adverb
First recorded in 1840–50; embryo-
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Examples from the Web for embryological
Historical Examples of embryological
Reflect on the long succession of embryological changes in every animal.
Embryological evidence must settle whether this is so or not.
We must examine it also from the embryological point of view.
These points, in view of our knowledge of embryological modifications, cannot be regarded as great difficulties in my hypothesis.
In the systematic section of this work the embryological history of the Metazoa has been treated.
British Dictionary definitions for embryological
Derived Formsembryological (ˌɛmbrɪəˈlɒdʒɪkəl) or embryologic, adjectiveembryologically, adverbembryologist, noun
- the branch of science concerned with the study of embryos
- the structure and development of the embryo of a particular organism
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Word Origin and History for embryological
1859, from embryon (see embryo) + -logy. Related: Embryologist (c.1850).
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embryological in Medicine
- The branch of biology that deals with the formation, early growth, and development of living organisms.
- The embryonic structure or development of an organism.
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- The scientific study of embryos and their development.
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The study of the embryo; a major field of research in modern biology.
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