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Noun, pl., embryologies 1. Branch of biology that deals with the study of the development of embryo (from fecundation to birth). ( 2. The scientific study of embryos. ( 3. The study of the embryo and its development from a single-celled zygote (fertilized ovum) to the establishment of form and shape (at which point, if it is an animal, it becomes a foetus). a subfield of developmental biology. The branch of biology that studies the formation and early development of living organisms. The study of embryos and related factors. ( 4. The science of the development of an embryo from the fertilization of the ovum to the fetus stage. ( Word origin: From Greek ἔμβρυον, embryon, the unborn, embryo + -λογία, –logia, study...

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