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embryonic

[em-bree-on-ik] /ˌɛm briˈɒn ɪk/
adjective
1.
pertaining to or in the state of an embryo.
2.
rudimentary; undeveloped.
Also, embryonal
[em-bree-uh-nl, em-bree-ohn-l] /ˈɛm bri ə nl, ˌɛm briˈoʊn l/ (Show IPA)
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Origin
1840-1850
1840-50; embryon- (see embryo) + -ic
Related forms
embryonically, adverb
nonembryonal, adjective
nonembryonic, adjective
nonembryonically, adverb
pseudoembryonic, adjective
unembryonal, adjective
unembryonic, adjective
Synonyms
2. underdeveloped, immature, unfinished.
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British Dictionary definitions for un embryonal

embryonic

/ˌɛmbrɪˈɒnɪk/
adjective
1.
of or relating to an embryo
2.
in an early stage; rudimentary; undeveloped
Derived Forms
embryonically, adverb
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Word Origin and History for un embryonal

embryonic

adj.

1849, from medical Latin embryonem (see embryo) + -ic. Figurative use is from 1856.

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un embryonal in Medicine

embryonic em·bry·on·ic (ěm'brē-ŏn'ĭk) or em·bry·on·al (ěm'brē-ə-nəl)
adj.
Of, relating to, or being an embryo.

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