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Definitions of embryonic:

part of speech: adjective

Pertaining to the embryo.

part of speech: adjective

In the condition of an embryo, rudimentary.

Usage examples for embryonic:

  • And such arrest must inevitably entail some warp or bias of a lower animal phase; which may so impress itself permanently on embryonic development as to detract more or less gravely from the final transition. "Feminism and Sex-Extinction", Arabella Kenealy
  • It is evident, then, that while the embryonic development of an animal in the egg may be an epitome of its specific history, this is by no means the case with species in which the immature forms have a separate and independent existence. "On the Origin and Metamorphoses of Insects", Sir John Lubbock
  • While in construction it was only less interesting than the dancing- academy of Mr. Edward Ferrero, slightly west of it and forming with it, in their embryonic stage, a large and delightfully dangerous adjunct to our playground, though with the distinction of coming much to surpass it for interest in the final phase. "A Small Boy and Others", Henry James

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