Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun The earlier form of embryo.
  • noun [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.

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

  • See embryo.

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  • noun Archaic form of embryo.

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Examples

  • 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

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  • At the end of the third week, the embryon is a little less than one-fourth of an inch in length.

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  • At the end of the third week, the embryon is a little less than one-fourth of an inch in length.

    Plain facts for old and young : embracing the natural history and hygiene of organic life.

  • I see at present that Cromwell had not even the merit of being an embryon.

    Balzac

  • 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

    ASSOCIATION OF IDEAS

  • I see at present that _Cromwell_ had not even the merit of being an embryon.

    Balzac

  • I see at present that Cromwell had not even the merit of being an embryon.

    Balzac

  • At the end of the fourth month, the embryon is called a fetus.

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  • -- If there is a law by which the sex of the developing embryon is determined, it probably has not yet been discovered.

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  • -- Defects and abnormalities in the development of the embryon produce all degrees of deviation from the typical human form.

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