embryo

See also: Embryo and embryo-

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  • α forms (after the Medieval Latin embryo): embrio [Middle English to the 18th century], embryo [17th century to the present] (singular forms); embryones [17th century to the present], embrio’s [17th–18th centuries], embrioes [17th century], embryos [19th century to the present] (plural forms)
  • β forms (after the stem (embryōn-) of the Medieval Latin embryo): embrioun [Middle English], embrion [Middle English to the 18th century], embryon [17th–19th centuries] (singular forms); embrions [17th C.], embryons [17th–19th centuries] (plural forms)
  • γ forms (after the Ancient Greek ἔμβρυον (embruon)): embryon [17th century to the present] (singular form); embryons [17th century to the present], embrya [18th century to the present] (plural forms)

EtymologyEdit

A Medieval Latin corruption of Ancient Greek ἔμβρυον (embruon, fetus), from ἐν (en-, in-) + βρύω (bruō, I grow, swell).

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embryo (plural embryos or embryones)

  1. In the reproductive cycle, the stage after the fertilization of the egg that precedes the development into a fetus.
  2. An organism in the earlier stages of development before it emerges from the egg, or before metamorphosis.
  3. In viviparous animals, the young animal's earliest stages in the mother's body
  4. In humans, usually the cell growth up to the end of the seventh week in the mother's body
  5. (botany) A rudimentary plant contained in the seed.
  6. The beginning; the first stage of anything.
    • 1749, Henry Fielding, Tom Jones, Folio Society 1973, page 419:
      it dives into the heart of the observed, and there espies evil, as it were, in the first embryo [...]

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embryo n (plural embryo's, diminutive embryootje n)

  1. embryo

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embryo

  1. (rare) embryo

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embryo n

  1. embryo; an unborn baby that is less developed than a fetus.
  2. embryo; an organism in the earlier stages of development before it emerges from the egg, or before metamorphosis.

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Last modified on 27 March 2014, at 20:21