embryo
noun (plural embryos) Etymology: Medieval Latin embryon-, embryo, from Greek embryon, from en- + bryein to swell; akin to Greek bryon catkin Date: 1548 1. a. archaic a vertebrate at any stage of development prior to birth or hatching b. an animal in the early stages of growth and differentiation that are characterized by cleavage, the laying down of fundamental tissues, and the formation of primitive organs and organ systems; especially the developing human individual from the time of implantation to the end of the eighth week after conception 2. the young sporophyte of a seed plant usually comprising a rudimentary plant with plumule, radicle, and cotyledons 3. a. something as yet undeveloped b. a beginning or undeveloped state of something <
productions seen in embryo during their out-of-town tryout period — Henry Hewes
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  • EMBRYO — (Heb. עֻבָּר, ubbar), a child in the womb of its mother before its head emerges (Sanh. 72b; Sh. Ar., ḤM 425:2), the Hebrew ubbar meaning the unborn child in both the embryonic and fetal stages. Generally speaking, an embryo is incapable of having …   Encyclopedia of Judaism

  • Embryo — Saltar a navegación, búsqueda Embryo Información personal Origen Múnich, Baviera, Alemania Web Sitio web …   Wikipedia Español

  • Embryo — I. Entwickelung des Menschen. Embryo II. Entwickelung des Menschen …   Meyers Großes Konversations-Lexikon

  • Embryo — Sm im Entstehen befindlicher Organismus erw. fach. (15. Jh.) Entlehnung. Über l. embryo entlehnt aus gr. émbryon n. Neugeborenes, ungeborenes Leben , zu gr. brýein sprossen, treiben und l. en . Adjektiv: embryonal.    Ebenso nndl. embryo, ne.… …   Etymologisches Wörterbuch der deutschen sprache

  • Embryo — Chanson par Pink Floyd extrait de l’album Works Pays Royaume Uni Sortie 1er juin 1983 Durée 4:39 Genre …   Wikipédia en Français

  • Embryo — (griech., »Keim«; hierzu Tafel »Embryo: Die Entwickelung des Menschen I u. II«), in der Zoologie das junge Tier innerhalb des Eies oder Muttertiers, bei den Säugetieren auch Fötus (foetus, fetus, Frucht, Leibesfrucht) genannt. Die Entwickelung… …   Meyers Großes Konversations-Lexikon

  • embryo- — ♦ Élément, du gr. embruon « embryon ». embryo élément, du gr. embruon, embryon . ⇒EMBRYO , élément préf. Premier élément de compos., introduisant l idée d « embryon » et servant à former de nombreux termes du domaine médical : embryophore, subst …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • Embryo — Em bry*o, n.; pl. {Embryos}. [F. embryon, Gr. e mbryon, perh. fr. ? in (akin to L. ? E. in) + ? to be full of, swell with; perh. akin to E. brew.] (Biol.) The first rudiments of an organism, whether animal or plant; as: (a) The young of an animal …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Embryo — Em bry*o, a. Pertaining to an embryo; rudimentary; undeveloped; as, an embryo bud. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • embryo — ► NOUN (pl. embryos) 1) an unborn or unhatched offspring in the process of development, especially an unborn human in the first eight weeks from conception. Compare with FETUS(Cf. ↑fetus). 2) the part of a seed which develops into a new plant. ●… …   English terms dictionary

  • embryo — [em′brē ō΄] n. pl. embryos [ME embrio < ML embryo < Gr embryon, embryo, fetus, thing newly born, neut. of embryos, growing in < en , in + bryein, to swell, be full] 1. an animal in the earliest stages of its development in the uterus or… …   English World dictionary

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