Definition of embryology in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˌɛmbrɪˈɒlədʒi/


[mass noun]
The branch of biology and medicine concerned with the study of embryos and their development.
Example sentences
  • Together, neuroscience, psychology, embryology, and molecular biology are teaching us about ourselves as knowers - about what it is to know, learn, remember, and forget.
  • The development of molecular biology and embryology since World War II have greatly enhanced the possibilities of genetically engineering future populations.
  • Advancements in technology would allow for the preservation of samples and the planning of well-designed experiments to study their embryology and development.



Pronunciation: /ˌɛmbrɪəˈlɒdʒɪk/
Example sentences
  • He was the first to coin the word protoplasm fox embryologic material.
  • Variations are associated with the embryologic pattern and consist of persistence of embryological connections alone or in conjunction with atrophy of normally developing channels.
  • Many or most variations are totally benign; some are errors of embryologic developmental timing or persistence of an embryologic condition.


Pronunciation: /ˌɛmbrɪəˈlɒdʒɪk(ə)l/
Example sentences
  • Increasing evidence has emerged for the role of complex genetic architecture in regulating the ontogenetic development of embryological phenotypes and, ultimately, shaping the evolutionary process of organismic form.
  • Balfour's approach was based firmly on homology of the germ layers and the ability of embryological homology to reveal phylogenetic relationships.
  • With spectral analysis, we also evaluated several major hypotheses of deuterostome phylogeny that support for Darwinian evolution is based on the work of another 19th century embryologist, Karl von Baer.


Pronunciation: /ˌɛmbrɪəˈlɒdʒɪk(ə)li/
Example sentences
  • The intervertebral discs develop embryologically from both the mesenchyme (the annulus fibrosus) and the notochord (the nucleus pulposus).
  • Traditionally, the exocrine and endocrine components of the pancreas have been viewed as distinct morphologically, embryologically, and functionally, to the extent that most authors have addressed only one component or the other.
  • The right subclavian arises, embryologically, as the distal or last branch of the aortic arch when the right aortic arch remains intact and the normal root of the subclavian artery has become obliterated.


Pronunciation: /ˌɛmbriˈɒlədʒɪst/
Example sentences
  • Later, Wells claimed that the embryological support for Darwinian evolution is based on the work of another 19th century embryologist, Karl von Baer.
  • Together various geneticists, systematists, paleontologists, embryologists, and botanists forged what came to be called the modern or evolutionary synthesis.
  • So the errors in them may reflect my ignorance of the fact that German embryologists in Haeckel's own day recognized his fabrications.

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