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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


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An animal in the early stages of its development. Also: The part of a seed from which a plant develops.

Usage examples (35)
  • A plant seed contains an embryo as well as all the food it needs to get a good start.
  • Some use the term embryo up to two or three months.
  • In humans, the term embryo is traditionally reserved for the first two months of development.
  • Wrong again, initially, the embryo is asexual, not female. for more
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