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.
- em·bry·o·log·i·cal [em-bree-uh-loj-i-kuhl], /ˌɛm bri əˈlɒdʒ ɪ kəl/, em·bry·o·log·ic, adjective
- em·bry·o·log·i·cal·ly, adverb
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How to use embryology in a sentence
His true claim to glory rests upon embryological researches, which he was the first to undertake in a comparative way.An Epitome of the History of Medicine | Roswell Park
In favour of this view are the following anatomical and embryological facts.
These points, in view of our knowledge of embryological modifications, cannot be regarded as great difficulties to my view.
In considering the physiognomy of man from an embryological standpoint, we must consider the peculiarities of the infant at birth.
The embryological evidence brought forward in this paper is against regarding these nerves as representing two segments.
British Dictionary definitions for embryology
the branch of science concerned with the study of embryos
the structure and development of the embryo of a particular organism
- embryological (ˌɛmbrɪəˈlɒdʒɪkəl) or embryologic, adjective
- embryologically, adverb
- embryologist, noun
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Scientific definitions for embryology
The scientific study of embryos and their development.
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Cultural definitions for embryology
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