Origin of embryologyembryo- + -logy
Embryology is defined as the branch of biology and medicine that studies embryos and how they develop.
The study of how human embryos develop from fertilization to birth is an example of embryology.
- The branch of biology that deals with the formation, early growth, and development of living organisms.
- The embryonic structure or development of a particular organism.
- em′bry·o·log′ic em′bry·o·log′i·cal
- The scientific study of embryos.
- Kowalevsky or a bug is invaginated into the yolk at the head end, the portion of (1871 and 1887) on the embryology of the water-beetle Hydrophilus the blastoderm necessarily pushed in with it forming the amnion.
- The embryology of insects is entirely a study of the last century.
- Xx., 1880; Kingsley, " The Embryology of Limulus," Journ.
- Von Baer, however, has another place in the history of zoology, being the first and most striking figure in the introduction of embryology into the consideration of the relations of animals to one another.
- If the Phylactolaemata were evolved from the type of structure represented by Phoronis or the Pterobranchia, the Gymnolaen ata should be a further modification of this type, and the comparative study of the embryology of the.two orders would appear to be meaningless.