Definition of Embryo in English :

Define Embryo in English

Embryo meaning in English

Meaning of Embryo in English

Pronunciation of Embryo in English

Embryo pronunciation in English

Pronounce Embryo in English


see synonyms of embryo


1. embryo

(botany) a minute rudimentary plant contained within a seed or an archegonium

2. conceptus, embryo, fertilized egg

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

WordNet Lexical Database for English. Princeton University. 2010.


see synonyms of embryo
noun plural -bryos
an animal in the early stages of development following cleavage of the zygote and ending at birth or hatching
the human product of conception up to approximately the end of the second month of pregnancy
Compare fetus
a plant in the early stages of development: in higher plants, the plumule, cotyledons, and radicle within the seed
an undeveloped or rudimentary state (esp in the phrase in embryo)
something in an early stage of development
an embryo of an idea

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see synonyms of embryo
nounWord forms: plural ˈembryˌos
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
see also fetus
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

Webster’s New World College Dictionary, 4th Edition. Copyright © 2010 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt. All rights reserved.


see synonyms of embryo
n. pl. em·bry·os
a. The collection of cells that has developed from the fertilized egg of a vertebrate animal, before all the major organs have developed.
b. A collection of such cells of a human, especially from implantation in the uterine wall through the eighth week of development.
2. Botany The young sporophytic plant contained within a seed or an archegonium.
3. An organism at any time before full development, birth, or hatching.
4. A rudimentary or beginning stage: an idea that was the embryo of a short story.

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