Of or related to an embryo embryonal rudimentary
- of an organism ahead of delivery or hatching
- in an early phase of development
- Of or regarding an embryo; embryonal; standard.
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.
anything having to do with an embryo and/or improvement an embryo
(a.) Of or related to an embryo; embryonal; rudimentary.
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.