embryonic

[ em-bree-on-ik ]
/ ˌɛm briˈɒn ɪk /

adjective

pertaining to or in the state of an embryo.
rudimentary; undeveloped.

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Also em·bry·o·nal [em-bree-uh-nl, em-bree-ohn-l]. /ˈɛm bri ə nl, ˌɛm briˈoʊn l/.

Origin of embryonic

1840–50; embryon- (see embryo) + -ic

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British Dictionary definitions for embryonic

embryonic

embryonal (ˈɛmbrɪənəl)

/ (ˌɛmbrɪˈɒnɪk) /

adjective

of or relating to an embryo
in an early stage; rudimentary; undeveloped

Derived forms of embryonic

embryonically, adverb
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Medical definitions for embryonic

embryonic
[ ĕm′brē-ŏnĭk ]

adj.

Of, relating to, or being an embryo.
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