from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. Archaic form of embryo.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- See embryo.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. The earlier form of embryo.
- n. [capitalized] [NL.] In entomology, a genus of leafbeetles, of the family Chrysomelidæ, with one species, E. griseovillosum, of Brazil.
- Embryonic; rudimental; crude; not fully developed.
Sorry, no etymologies found.
The affection of the unexperienced and untaught bird to its egg, which induces it to sit days and weeks upon it to warm the enclosed embryon, is a matter of great difficulty to explain; See Additional
At the end of the third week, the embryon is a little less than one-fourth of an inch in length.
I would apply this ingenious idea to the generation or production of the embryon, or new animal, which partakes so much of the form and propensities of the parent
I see at present that _Cromwell_ had not even the merit of being an embryon.
I see at present that Cromwell had not even the merit of being an embryon.
At the end of the fourth month, the embryon is called a fetus.
-- If there is a law by which the sex of the developing embryon is determined, it probably has not yet been discovered.
-- Defects and abnormalities in the development of the embryon produce all degrees of deviation from the typical human form.
At the third month, the embryon has attained the length of two to two and one-half inches.
Thomason had perhaps found the embryon atom in Milton's "stormy Hebrides," in "Lycidas," whose echo is prolonged in Wordsworth's "Solitary Reaper" --
Wordnik is becoming a not-for-profit! Read our announcement here.