embryonic

  • 1 Embryonic — Em bry*on ic, a. (Biol.) Of or pertaining to an embryo; embryonal; rudimentary. [1913 Webster] {Embryonic sac} or {Embryonic vesicle} (Bot.), the vesicle within which the embryo is developed in the ovule; sometimes called also {amnios sac}, and… …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 2 embryonic — index inchoate, incipient, initial, original (initial), premature, prime (original), rudimentary …

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  • 3 embryonic — 1849, from Medical L. embryonem (see EMBRYO (Cf. embryo)) + IC (Cf. ic). Figurative use is from 1856 …

    Etymology dictionary

  • 4 embryonic — [adj] rudimentary beginning, developing, early, elementary, evolving, germinal, immature, incipient, undeveloped; concepts 485,578,797 …

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  • 5 embryonic — ► ADJECTIVE 1) relating to an embryo. 2) in or at a rudimentary stage …

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  • 6 embryonic — [em′brē ə nəlem΄brē än′ik] adj. 1. of or like an embryo: also embryonal [em′brē ə nəl] 2. in an early stage; undeveloped; rudimentary …

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  • 7 embryonic — [[t]e̱mbriɒ̱nɪk[/t]] ADJ GRADED: usu ADJ n An embryonic process, idea, organization, or organism is one at a very early stage in its development. [FORMAL] ...Romania s embryonic democracy. ...the embryonic European central bank. ...embryonic… …

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  • 8 embryonic — em|bry|on|ic [ˌembriˈɔnık US ˈa:n ] adj 1.) at a very early stage of development ▪ The plans are still only in embryonic form. 2.) relating to an ↑embryo ▪ embryonic development ▪ embryonic cells …

    Dictionary of contemporary English

  • 9 embryonic — adjective 1. of an organism prior to birth or hatching in the embryonic stage embryologic development • Syn: ↑embryologic, ↑embryonal • Similar to: ↑immature • Derivationally related fo …

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  • 10 embryonic — adjective 1) an embryonic chick Syn: fetal, unborn, unhatched; in utero 2) an embryonic prodemocracy movement Syn: rudimentary, undeveloped, unformed, immature, incomplete, incipient, inchoate; …

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  • 11 embryonic — adjective Date: circa 1841 1. of or relating to an embryo 2. being in an early stage of development ; incipient, rudimentary < an embryonic plan > • embryonically adverb …

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  • 12 embryonic — adj. Embryonic is used with these nouns: ↑stage …

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  • 13 embryonic — em|bry|on|ic [ ,embri anık ] adjective 1. ) just beginning to develop and grow: an embryonic industry 2. ) relating to an animal or human EMBRYO …

    Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • 14 embryonic — adjective in an undeveloped or very early stage of growth: Britain s embryonic wind energy industry …

    Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • 15 embryonic — UK [ˌembrɪˈɒnɪk] / US [ˌembrɪˈɑnɪk] adjective 1) just beginning to develop and grow an embryonic industry 2) biology relating to an animal or human embryo …

    English dictionary

  • 16 embryonic — [ˌembriˈɒnɪk] adj 1) just beginning to develop and grow an embryonic industry[/ex] 2) relating to an animal or human embryo …

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  • 17 embryonic — adj. [Gr. embryon, fetus] 1. Pertaining to an embryo. 2. (MOLLUSCA: Bivalvia) Pertaining to a larval stage, as the freeswimming embryo of an oyster …

    Dictionary of invertebrate zoology

  • 18 embryonic — embryonically, adv. /em bree on ik/, adj. 1. pertaining to or in the state of an embryo. 2. rudimentary; undeveloped. Also, embryonal /em bree euh nl, em bree ohn l/. [1840 50; embryon (see EMBRYO) + IC] Syn. 2. underdeveloped, immature,… …

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  • 19 embryonic — adjective /ˈɛm.bɹi.ɒn.ɪk/ a) Of or related to an embryo. b) Something, especially a project, that is very new and is still evolving; something that has yet to reach its full potential. Syn: embryonal …

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  • 20 embryonic — Of, pertaining to, or in the condition of an embryo. * * * em·bry·on·ic .em brē än ik adj 1) of or relating to an embryo 2) being in an early stage of development: INCIPIENT, RUDIMENTARY em·bry·on·i·cal·ly i k(ə )lē …

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