Variant of embryo
- an animal in the earliest stages of its development in the uterus or the egg, specif., in humans, from conception to about the eighth week
- an early or undeveloped stage of something
- anything in such a stage
- the rudimentary plant contained in a seed, usually made up of hypocotyl, radicle, plumule, and cotyledons
Origin: Middle English embrio ; from Midieval Latin embryo ; from Classical Greek embryon, embryo, fetus, thing newly born, neuter of embryos, growing inch(es) ; from en-, inch(es) plush bryein, to swell, be full
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