embryologically

embryology

[em-bree-ol-uh-jee]
noun, plural embryologies.
1.
the science dealing with the formation, development, structure, and functional activities of embryos.
2.
the origin, growth, and development of an embryo: the embryology of the chick.

Origin:
1840–50; embryo- + -logy

embryological [em-bree-uh-loj-i-kuhl] , embryologic, adjective
embryologically, adverb
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embryology (ˌɛmbrɪˈɒlədʒɪ)
 
n
1.  the branch of science concerned with the study of embryos
2.  the structure and development of the embryo of a particular organism
 
embryological
 
adj
 
embryo'logic
 
adj
 
embryo'logically
 
adv
 
embry'ologist
 
n

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embryology
1859, from embryon (see embryo) + -logy.
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embryology em·bry·ol·o·gy (ěm'brē-ŏl'ə-jē)
n.

  1. The branch of biology that deals with the formation, early growth, and development of living organisms.

  2. The embryonic structure or development of an organism.

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embryology   (ěm'brē-ŏl'ə-jē)  Pronunciation Key 
The scientific study of embryos and their development.
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embryology [(em-bree-ol-uh-jee)]

The study of the embryo; a major field of research in modern biology.

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