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
He actually began his career as a zoologist and had diverse interests in morphology, regeneration, embryology, et cetera.How we got from Gregor Mendel’s pea plants to modern genetics | Elizabeth Quill | February 7, 2022 | Science News
This edition represents all the advances recently made in the science of embryology.The Elements of Bacteriological Technique | John William Henry Eyre
He returned home laden with facts and views both novel and destined to influence largely the progress of embryology.The Works of Francis Maitland Balfour, Volume 1 | Francis Maitland Balfour
Not only did he lay a foundation for comparative anatomy, but he made a real start with comparative embryology.
Work on comparative embryology is contained in the treatise "On the Development of the Child."
Harvey, who was a pupil of Fabricius, likewise published an account of the embryology of the chick.
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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