Associations to the word «Embryo»


EMBRYO, noun. In the reproductive cycle, the stage after the fertilization of the egg that precedes the development into a fetus.
EMBRYO, noun. An organism in the earlier stages of development before it emerges from the egg, or before metamorphosis.
EMBRYO, noun. In viviparous animals, the young animal's earliest stages in the mother's body
EMBRYO, noun. In humans, usually the cell growth up to the end of the seventh week in the mother's body
EMBRYO, noun. (botany) A rudimentary plant contained in the seed.
EMBRYO, noun. The beginning; the first stage of anything.
EMBRYO SAC, noun. The megagametophyte in a flowering plant.
EMBRYO TRANSFER, noun. (medicine) The practice of placing an embryo or embryos into the uterus of a female with the intent of establishing a pregnancy.

Dictionary definition

EMBRYO, noun. (botany) a minute rudimentary plant contained within a seed or an archegonium.
EMBRYO, noun. An animal organism in the early stages of growth and differentiation that in higher forms merge into fetal stages but in lower forms terminate in commencement of larval life.

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