Embryo - definition, pronunciation, transcription

Amer.  |ˈembrioʊ|  American pronunciation of the word embryo
Brit.  |ˈɛmbrɪəʊ|  British pronunciation of the word embryo


- (botany) a minute rudimentary plant contained within a seed or an archegonium
- an animal organism in the early stages of growth and differentiation that in higher forms merge into fetal stages but in lower forms terminate in commencement of larval life (syn: conceptus)


The project itself was but an embryo.

An embryo is created through the union of sperm and egg.

The sperm and egg unite to form an embryo.

the cleavages of an egg as an embryo develops

the germ layers of an embryo

At this point, the embryo is a microscopic clump of only 100 cells.

The system already exists in embryo.

the growth of the developing embryo

The embryo develops into a fetus

cell differentiation in the developing embryo

Word forms

singular: embryo
plural: embryos
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