Crossword clues for embryology
Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
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
n. The scientific study of embryos.
n. the branch of biology that studies the formation and early development of living organisms
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.