embryopathy em·bry·op·a·thy (ěm’brē-ŏp’ə-thē)
A developmental disorder in an embryo, especially one caused by a disease such as rubella.
noun, Botany. 1. the megaspore of a seed-bearing plant, situated within the ovule, giving rise to the endosperm and forming the egg cell or nucleus from which the embryo plant develops after fertilization. noun 1. the structure within a plant ovule that contains the egg cell: develops from the megaspore and contains the embryo plant […]
[em-bree-ot-uh-mee] /ˌɛm briˈɒt ə mi/ noun, plural embryotomies. Surgery. 1. dismemberment of a fetus, when natural delivery is impossible, in order to effect its removal. embryotomy em·bry·ot·o·my (ěm’brē-ŏt’ə-mē) n. The cutting of the fetus while in the uterus to aid its removal when delivery is impossible by natural means.
[em-bree-oh-tok-sik] /ˌɛm bri oʊˈtɒk sɪk/ adjective 1. poisonous to embryos.
embryotoxicity em·bry·o·tox·ic·i·ty (ěm’brē-ō-tŏk-sĭs’ĭ-tē) n. The state of being toxic to an embryo, resulting in abnormal development or death.