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embryo

em·bry·o

embryo

 
pronunciation:
em bri yo
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part of speech: noun
inflections: embryos
definition 1: an organism in its earliest stage or stages of development and in a rudimentary or early form.
similar words:
germ
definition 2: in vertebrates, the fertilized egg, and in humans, the fertilized ovum in the first trimester. (Cf. fetus.)
definition 3: the rudimentary or early stage or form of something, such as an idea, seed, or the like.
similar words:
germ
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derivation: embryoid (adj.)
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