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Embryo meaning

embryo - 7 dictionary results

  1. 1. ( botany) a minute rudimentary plant contained within a seed or an archegonium
  2. 2. The first rudiments of an organism, whether animal or plant
  3. 3. The young of an animal in the womb, or more specifically, before its parts are developed and it becomes a fetus ( see Fetus).
  4. 4. The germ of the plant, which is inclosed in the seed and which is developed by germination.
  5. 5. Pertaining to an embryo; rudimentary; undeveloped; as, an embryo bud.
  6. 6. A germ; a rudiment; the first or undeveloped state of anything.
  7. 7. Rudimentary state of an animal or plant; earliest beginning.

embryo - examples of usage

  1. " In that case we should not be here now, and, consequently"- What promised to be quite a warm discussion was killed in the embryo by the captain's clear cry, " All aboard!"
  2. For art, this earlier stage, this simpler form, which is indeed itself as it were an embryo and rudimentary art, we found to be- ritual.
  3. The central thought struck me last night on my way home, and I knew then I had the embryo of the plan, but I lay awake until daylight working out details.
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