1. embryo

noun. ['ˈɛmbriːˌoʊ'] an animal organism in the early stages of growth and differentiation that in higher forms merge into fetal stages but in lower forms terminate in commencement of larval life.


  • morula
  • animal
  • conceptus
  • creature
  • fertilized egg
  • blastosphere
  • gastrula
  • umbilical cord
  • umbilical
  • fauna
  • blastula
  • animate being
  • beast


  • male
  • humane
  • mental
  • flora

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Example sentences of the word embryo

1. Noun, singular or mass
Most of the oil in a corn seed exists in the embryo.

2. Adjective
Within the seeds are an embryo sporophyte that grows into a mature sporophyte.

3. Verb, base form
Cotyledons are seed leaves that provide nutrients to embryo plants until seedlings have true leaves and begin photosynthesis.

Quotes containing the word embryo

1. The consciousness of an embryo is the universal consciousness. What we learn after birth is awareness and egocentric consciousness that we call the mind. Everyday we learn to conform to the beauty, tragedy, and adversity of this world and that forms our judgmental mind.
- Debasish Mridha

2. embryo

noun. ['ˈɛmbriːˌoʊ'] (botany) a minute rudimentary plant contained within a seed or an archegonium.


  • plant
  • flora