embryonic

[ em-bree-on-ik ]
/ ˌɛm briˈɒn ɪk /

adjective

pertaining to or in the state of an embryo.
rudimentary; undeveloped.
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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  • Then comes the sixth class, still partly identified with the Left of the fourth and embryonically attached to the fifth.

    The New Society|Walther Rathenau

British Dictionary definitions for embryonically

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 embryonically

embryonic
[ ĕm′brē-ŏnĭk ]

adj.

Of, relating to, or being an embryo.
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