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Definitions for Embryology
ˌɛm briˈɒl ə dʒiem·b·ry·ol·o·gy

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. embryologynoun

    the branch of biology that studies the formation and early development of living organisms


  1. embryologynoun

    The scientific study of embryos.


  1. Embryology

    Embryology (from Greek ἔμβρυον, embryon, "the unborn, embryo"; and -λογία, -logia) is the branch of animal biology that studies the prenatal development of gametes (sex cells), fertilization, and development of embryos and fetuses. Additionally, embryology encompasses the study of congenital disorders that occur before birth, known as teratology. Early embryology was proposed by Marcello Malpighi, and known as preformationism, the theory that organisms develop from pre-existing miniature versions of themselves. Aristotle proposed the theory that is now accepted, epigenesis. Epigenesis is the idea that organisms develop from seed or egg in a sequence of steps. Modern embryology developed from the work of Karl Ernst von Baer, though accurate observations had been made in Italy by anatomists such as Aldrovandi and Leonardo da Vinci in the Renaissance.


  1. embryology

    Embryology is a branch of biology that focuses on the study of embryos and their development from fertilization to birth. It includes the formation of gametes (egg and sperm cells), fertilization, morphogenesis (development of form and structure), organogenesis (formation of organs), and the growth and differentiation of cells and tissues. Embryology also deals with birth defects and abnormalities in prenatal development.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Embryologynoun

    the science which relates to the formation and development of the embryo in animals and plants; a study of the gradual development of the ovum until it reaches the adult stage

  2. Etymology: [Gr. 'e`mbryon an embryo + -logy: cf. F. embryologie.]


  1. Embryology

    Embryology is the science of the development of an embryo from the fertilization of the ovum to the fetus stage.

The Nuttall Encyclopedia

  1. Embryology

    the section of biology which treats of the development of the embryo.

U.S. National Library of Medicine

  1. Embryology

    The study of the development of an organism during the embryonic and fetal stages of life.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of Embryology in Chaldean Numerology is: 8

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of Embryology in Pythagorean Numerology is: 2

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