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.
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- 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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If that were possible, I'd spend one lifetime each in embryology, genetics, physics, astronomy and geology.
... scientific advances in embryology, to take one example, are maturing our moral perspective on the sanctity of human life: we're learning that the fetus is viable at a very early stage ...
Making fun of omphalogy sounds frivolous, but there is a serious point here about embryology, which is the subject of this chapter.
What we need is the other type, the man who knows the records, who, with a broad outlook and drilled in what may be called the embryology of history, has yet a powerful vision for the minutiæ of life.
This enquiry may be called the embryology of religion, in as much as it seeks to do for the development of religion what embryology in the strict sense of the word attempts to do for the development of life.
The study of embryos and their development is called embryology (em bree AH luh jee).
They have helped fuse mechanistic molecular biology with integrative life sciences such as embryology, physiology and immunology and have prompted new technical developments in physiological sciences.
The end result (the Chinese junk itself) is a pleasing object, as are at least three intermediate stages in the 'embryology', namely the 'catamaran', the 'box with two lids' and the 'picture frame'.
A more recent and equally ambitious synthesis, informally known as evo-devo, has been proposed between theories of evolution (of reproduction and speciation) and theories of development (of formation and growth, such as embryology) (Goodwin, Holder and Wylie 1983;
I am planning on writing a letter of complaint to the editors of one of my embryology textbooks I used to study for boards, in which they completely mischaracterize the method of action of Plan B.