embryo

See also: Embryo and embryo-

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EtymologyEdit

A Medieval Latin corruption of Ancient Greek ἔμβρυον ‎(émbruon, fetus), from ἐν ‎(en, in-) + βρύω ‎(brúō, 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.
    • Jonathan Swift
      The company little suspected what a noble work I had then in embryo.
    • 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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DutchEdit

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EtymologyEdit

From New Latin embryo, from Ancient Greek ἔμβρυον ‎(émbruon, fetus).

PronunciationEdit

  • (file)
  • Hyphenation: em‧bryo

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

  1. embryo

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FinnishEdit

NounEdit

embryo

  1. (rare) embryo

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Inflection of embryo (Kotus type 3/valtio, no gradation)
nominative embryo embryot
genitive embryon embryoiden
embryoitten
partitive embryota embryoita
illative embryoon embryoihin
singular plural
nominative embryo embryot
accusative nom. embryo embryot
gen. embryon
genitive embryon embryoiden
embryoitten
partitive embryota embryoita
inessive embryossa embryoissa
elative embryosta embryoista
illative embryoon embryoihin
adessive embryolla embryoilla
ablative embryolta embryoilta
allative embryolle embryoille
essive embryona embryoina
translative embryoksi embryoiksi
instructive embryoin
abessive embryotta embryoitta
comitative embryoineen

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Norwegian BokmålEdit

Norwegian Wikipedia has an article on:

Wikipedia no

EtymologyEdit

From Ancient Greek ἔμβρυον ‎(émbruon, fetus), via Medieval Latin embryo

NounEdit

embryo n ‎(definite singular embryoet, indefinite plural embryo or embryoer, definite plural embryoa or embryoene)

(biology, botany) an embryo

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Norwegian NynorskEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Ancient Greek ἔμβρυον ‎(émbruon, fetus), via Medieval Latin embryo

NounEdit

embryo n ‎(definite singular embryoet, indefinite plural embryo, definite plural embryoa)

(biology, botany) an embryo

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NounEdit

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.

DeclensionEdit

Inflection of embryo 
Singular Plural
Indefinite Definite Indefinite Definite
Nominative embryo embryot embryon embryona
Genitive embryos embryots embryons embryonas
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