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Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
▪ But we have only a few reliable fragments and accounts, mainly on embryology.
▪ Consequently, all that embryology tells us is that both areas are part of the neocortex.
▪ His medical special interests had been embryology, paediatrics, and homoeopathy.
▪ No wonder so many biologists have been drawn to embryology.
▪ The discovery of induction had a profound influence on experimental embryology.
▪ The early nineteenth century saw major developments in embryology, which challenged the mechanical concept of generation and overthrew the preformation theory.
▪ The introduction was all about X and Y chromosomes in embryology, and I fell asleep.
▪ The law of parallelism was a means of linking comparative embryology into the search for a unifying pattern in the organic world.
The Collaborative International Dictionary

Embryology \Em`bry*ol"o*gy\, n. [Gr. 'e`mbryon an embryo + -logy: cf. F. embryologie.] (Biol.) The science which relates to the formation and development of the embryo in animals and plants; a study of the gradual development of the ovum until it reaches the adult stage.

Douglas Harper's Etymology Dictionary

1825, from stem of embryon (see embryo) + -logy. Related: Embryologist (c.1850).


n. The scientific study of embryos.


n. the branch of biology that studies the formation and early development of living organisms


Embryology (from Greek , embryon, "the unborn, embryo"; and , -logia) is the branch of biology that studies the development of gametes (sex cells), fertilization, and development of embryos and fetuses. Additionally, embryology is the study of congenital disorders that occur before birth.

Usage examples of "embryology".

When Agassiz came into the laboratory, I was extracting and preserving the embryos, being interested in embryology.

Thus, as it seems to me, the leading facts in embryology, which are second in importance to none in natural history, are explained on the principle of slight modifications not appearing, in the many descendants from some one ancient progenitor, at a very early period in the life of each, though perhaps caused at the earliest, and being inherited at a corresponding not early period.

At the close of this same chapter, a few observations were appended on what may be called the embryology of leaves.

Chapter XIII Mutual Affinities of Organic Beings: Morphology: Embryology: Rudimentary Organs Classification, groups subordinate to groups -- Natural system -- Rules and difficulties in classification, explained on the theory of descent with modification -- Classification of varieties -- Descent always used in classification -- Analogical or adaptive characters -- Affinities, general, complex and radiating -- Extinction separates and defines groups -- Morphology, between members of the same class, between parts of the same individual -- Embryology, laws of, explained by variations not supervening at an early age, and being inherited at a corresponding age -- Rudimentary Organs.

Now to consider the other great theory of embryology, epigenesis, the recipe or 'cookery book' theory.