embryo

[ UK /ˈɛmbɹɪˌə‍ʊ/ ]
[ US /ˈɛmbɹiˌoʊ/ ]
NOUN
  1. an animal organism in the early stages of growth and differentiation that in higher forms merge into fetal stages but in lower forms terminate in commencement of larval life
  2. (botany) a minute rudimentary plant contained within a seed or an archegonium
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How To Use embryo In A Sentence

  • My generation was raised on a diet of stultifyingly tedious, but worthy accounts of embryology, typically very badly printed on what appeared to be rice paper.
  • In a healthy pregnancy, cells that come from the embryo's placenta-called trophoblast cells-move into the walls of the uterus and help to open up maternal arteries, thereby increasing the available blood and nutrient supply. Slate Articles
  • Here, human or mouse embryonic stem cells, in vitro representatives of the totipotent inner cell mass blastomeres, are placed into culture.
  • Baf, Bafilomycin A1; BH, Bcl-2 homology; CHX, cycholoheximide; GFP-74Q, GFP-tagged exon 1 mutant htt fragment; htt, huntingtin; MEFs, mouse embryonic fibroblasts; 3MA, 3-methyl adenine; PE, phosphatidylethanolamine; STS, staurosporin; TNF - Naturejobs - All Jobs
  • At this point, the proposal is still at an embryonic stage, he said.
  • What is called effluxion is a destruction of the embryo within the first week, while abortion occurs up to the fortieth day; and the greater number of such embryos as perish do so within the space of these forty days. The History of Animals
  • But physical disturbances from outside the embryo can have the same effect.
  • The radicle and plumule form a small subglobose unit, the embryonic axis, whose acuminate lower end extends into the micropyle.
  • The pathology of internal organs and skeleton in embryos was recorded.
  • A quite different way of creating a chimaera is to fuse two early mouse embryos.
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