embryology


embryology
Science of the origin and development of the organism from fertilization of the ovum to the end of the eighth week. Sometimes used to include all stages of prenatal life. [embryo- + G. logos, study]

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em·bry·ol·o·gy -jē n, pl -gies
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
em·bry·o·log·i·cal -brē-ə-'läj-i-kəl also em·bry·o·log·ic -'läj-ik adj
em·bry·o·log·i·cal·ly -i-k(ə-)lē adv

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n.
the study of growth and development of the embryo and fetus from fertilization of the ovum until birth.
embryological adj.

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em·bry·ol·o·gy (em″bre-olґə-je) [embryo + -logy] the science of the origin and development of the individual from fertilization of an oocyte to the end of the embryonic and fetal periods.

Medical dictionary. 2011.

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  • 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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