What does embryonic mean?

embryonic meaning in General Dictionary

Of or related to an embryo embryonal rudimentary

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  • of an organism ahead of delivery or hatching
  • in an early phase of development
  • Of or regarding an embryo; embryonal; standard.

embryonic meaning in Etymology Dictionary

1819, from medical Latin embryonem (see embryo) + -ic. Figurative usage is from 1856. Early in the day adjectives had been embryonal (1650s), embryonate (1690s). Associated: Embryonically.


embryonic meaning in Veterinary Dictionary

anything having to do with an embryo and/or improvement an embryo


embryonic meaning in General Dictionary

(a.) Of or related to an embryo; embryonal; rudimentary.


Sentence Examples with the word embryonic

The morphology of Stigmaria has been much discussed; possibly the main axes, which do not agree perfectly either with rhizomes or roots, may best be regarded as comparable with the rhizophores of Selaginellae; they have also been compared with the embryonic stem, or protocorm, of certain species of Lycopodium; the homologies of the appendages with the roots of recent Lycopods appear manifest.

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