Embryology



[em-bree-ol-uh-jee] /ˌɛm briˈɒl ə dʒi/

noun, plural embryologies.
1.
the science dealing with the formation, development, structure, and functional activities of embryos.
2.
the origin, growth, and development of an embryo:
the embryology of the chick.
/ˌɛmbrɪˈɒlədʒɪ/
noun
1.
the branch of science concerned with the study of embryos
2.
the structure and development of the embryo of a particular organism
n.

1859, from embryon (see embryo) + -logy. Related: Embryologist (c.1850).

embryology em·bry·ol·o·gy (ěm’brē-ŏl’ə-jē)
n.

embryology
(ěm’brē-ŏl’ə-jē)
The scientific study of embryos and their development.
embryology [(em-bree-ol-uh-jee)]

The study of the embryo; a major field of research in modern biology.

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