Definition of embryonate in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˈembrēəˌnāt/


(Of an egg) containing an embryo.


[no object] (usually as adjective embryonated)
(Of an egg) develop into an embryo: embryonated duck eggs the eggs were allowed two weeks to embryonate
More example sentences
  • The fertilized eggs embryonate in water and hatch in 3 weeks into miracidiae, the first-stage larvae.

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Syllabification: em·bry·o·nate

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