Synonyms for embryo

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The embryo has the form of a spatula with the head at one end and the tail at the other.

The embryo is then ready to separate from the maternal body (Fig. 22).

It is, therefore, arbitrary not to recognize the right of the embryo to live.

This embryo, as it is called, then passes into other conditions.

From what we see of the Kaipara towns, they are very much in embryo as yet.

The embryo is a living creature, and is no exception to the rule.

These absorb the nourishment and turn it over to the embryo.

That's the way I got to caring for Charley and that's the way, in embryo, we all loved Felicia.

And as to Percival—the man I used to know was Percival in embryo.

Cells of an embryo take on different appearances in different eras.

WORD ORIGIN

mid-14c., from Medieval Latin embryo, from Greek embryon "a young one," in Homer, "young animal," later, "fruit of the womb," literally "that which grows," from en "in" (see en- (2)) + bryein "to swell, be full."

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