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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

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

from The Century Dictionary.

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

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun (Biol.) 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 Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun The scientific study of embryos.

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

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

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