[ em-bree-ol-uh-jee ]
/ ˌɛm briˈɒl ə dʒi /
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.
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Origin of embryology
First recorded in 1840–50; embryo-
OTHER WORDS FROM embryologyem·bry·o·log·i·cal [em-bree-uh-loj-i-kuhl], /ˌɛm bri əˈlɒdʒ ɪ kəl/, em·bry·o·log·ic, adjectiveem·bry·o·log·i·cal·ly, adverb
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How to use embryology in a sentence
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
Derived forms of embryologyembryological (ˌɛmbrɪəˈlɒdʒɪkəl) or embryologic, adjectiveembryologically, adverbembryologist, noun
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Medical definitions for embryology
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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Scientific definitions for embryology
The scientific study of embryos and their development.
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Cultural definitions for embryology
The study of the embryo; a major field of research in modern biology.
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