embryo
[ˈɛmbrɪəʊ]
NOUN
embryos (plural noun)
  1. an unborn or unhatched offspring in the process of development, in particular a human offspring during the period from approximately the second to the eighth week after fertilization (after which it is usually termed a fetus).
    synonyms:
    fetus · fertilized egg · unborn child/baby
    • botany
      the part of a seed which develops into a plant, consisting (in the mature embryo of a higher plant) of a plumule, a radicle, and one or two cotyledons.
  2. a thing at a rudimentary stage that shows potential for development.
    "a simple commodity economy is merely the embryo of a capitalist economy" ·
    "an embryo central bank"
    synonyms:
    rudimentary version · germ · nucleus · seed · root · source · rudiments ·
Origin
late Middle English: via late Latin from Greek embruon ‘fetus’, from em- ‘into’ + bruein ‘swell, grow’.
embryo-
[ˈɛmbrɪəʊ]
COMBININGFORM
  1. representing embryo.
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How to use embryo in a sentence?
totipotent embryo cells can differentiate into a hundred different cell types specialized to form such tissues as skin, marrow, and muscle.
a simple commodity economy is merely the embryo of a capitalist economy.
the embryo shows polarity: it has a root pole and a shoot pole.
the drug may cause malformations in the developing embryo.
an embryo central bank.
How to say embryo in other languages?
Laguages Translations
Afrikaans (NOUN)embrio
Arabic (NOUN)الجنين, جنين, الأجنة
Bangla ভ্রূণ
Bosnian (Latin) embrij
Bulgarian (NOUN)ембриони, екипите, зародиш
Cantonese (Traditional) 胚胎
Catalan (NOUN)embrió
Chinese Simplified 胚胎
Chinese Traditional 胚胎
Croatian (NOUN)embrija, zametak
Czech (NOUN)zárodku
Danish (NOUN)foster
Estonian (NOUN)embrüo
Filipino bilig
Finnish (NOUN)alkio
French (NOUN)embryon
Greek (NOUN)έμβρυο, έµβρυο
Haitian Creole nbriyon
Hebrew (NOUN)העובר
Hindi (NOUN)भ्रूण
Hungarian (NOUN)embrió
Icelandic fósturvísi
Indonesian (NOUN)embrio
Italian (NOUN)embrione, degli embrioni
Japanese (NOUN)胚, 胚移植, 胎児
Kiswahili embrio
Korean (NOUN)배아, 태아
Latvian (NOUN)embriju
Lithuanian (NOUN)embrionų
Malay (Latin) (NOUN)embrio
Maltese embrijuni
Persian (NOUN)جنین, جنين, رویان
Polish (NOUN)zarodka, embrion
Portuguese (NOUN)embrião
Querétaro Otomi embrión
Romanian (NOUN)embrion
Russian (NOUN)эмбриона, зародыш
Serbian (Cyrillic) ембрион
Serbian (Latin) embrion
Slovak (NOUN)zárodok
Slovenian (NOUN)zarodek
Spanish (NOUN)embrión
Swedish (NOUN)foster
Telugu పిండాన్ని
Thai ตัวอ่อน
Tongan kamata
Turkish (NOUN)embriyo
Ukrainian (NOUN)ембріон
Urdu جینین
Vietnamese (NOUN)phôi
Yucatec Maya embrión
Tamil கரு
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