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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Historical Examples of embryology
We cannot pursue the mind into embryology: we can only trace how, after birth, it begins to grow.
See further the same author's article "Embryology" in the Ency.
This comparison I have been able to make from a study of the embryology of Isotoma.
Is there any fallacy in speaking of the Embryology of the New Life?
But that belongs to the domain of Embryology, which is a separate science.
British Dictionary definitions for embryology
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 embryology
1859, from embryon (see embryo) + -logy. Related: Embryologist (c.1850).
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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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