from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. The branch of biology that deals with the formation, early growth, and development of living organisms.
  • n. The embryonic structure or development of a particular organism.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. The scientific study of embryos.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. 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.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. That department of science which relates to the development of embryos.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

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


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