n. [Gr. embryon, fetus; logos, discourse]
The study of the formation, early growth and development of living organisms.

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  • Embryology — Em bry*ol o*gy, n. [Gr. e mbryon an embryo + logy: cf. F. embryologie.] (Biol.) The science which relates to the formation and development of the embryo in animals and plants; a study of the gradual development of the ovum until it reaches the… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • embryology — 1859, from embryon (see EMBRYO (Cf. embryo)) + LOGY (Cf. logy). Related: Embryologist (c.1850) …   Etymology dictionary

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  • Embryology — 1 morula, 2 blastula 1 blastula, 2 gastrula with blastopor …   Wikipedia

  • embryology — embryological /em bree euh loj i keuhl/, embryologic, adj. embryologically, adv. /em bree ol euh jee/, n., pl. embryologies. 1. the science dealing with the formation, development, structure, and functional activities of embryos. 2. the origin,… …   Universalium

  • embryology — [[t]e̱mbriɒ̱ləʤi[/t]] N UNCOUNT Embryology is the scientific study of embryos and their development. Derived words: embryologist [[t]e̱mbriɒ̱ləʤɪst[/t]] N COUNT ...a genetic embryologist at the hospital. embryological [[t]e̱mbriəlɒ̱ʤɪk(ə)l[/t]]… …   English dictionary

  • embryology — em•bry•ol•o•gy [[t]ˌɛm briˈɒl ə dʒi[/t]] n. pl. gies 1) dvl the study of embryonic formation and development 2) dvl the origin, growth, and development of an embryo: the embryology of the chick[/ex] • Etymology: 1840–50 em bry•o•log′i•cal əˈlɒdʒ… …   From formal English to slang

  • embryology — /ɛmbriˈɒlədʒi/ (say embree oluhjee) noun 1. the science of the embryo, its genesis, development, etc. 2. the origin, growth and development of an embryo: the embryology of the tadpole. {embryo + logy} –embryological /ˌɛmbriəˈlɒdʒɪkəl/ (say… …  

  • embryology — embriologija statusas T sritis augalininkystė apibrėžtis Gemalinių darinių atsiradimo ir diferenciacijos mokslas. Skiriama augalų, gyvulių ir žmogaus embriologija. atitikmenys: angl. embryology rus. эмбриология …   Žemės ūkio augalų selekcijos ir sėklininkystės terminų žodynas

  • embryology — noun Etymology: French embryologie Date: circa 1847 1. a branch of biology dealing with embryos and their development 2. the features and phenomena exhibited in the formation and development of an embryo • embryological adjective •… …   New Collegiate Dictionary

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