embryology embryology  /ˌɛmbri ˈɑ lə dʒi/

Definition(s):

  • (n) the branch of biology that studies the formation and early development of living organisms

Usage(s):

  1. Scientists were also consumed with cross-disciplinary arguments over whether genetics and embryology should be two separate studies.
  2. The fact is that the cloning of that ewe was, at heart, a triumph of human embryology.
  3. The pictorial parts sought to demonstrate Evolution by illus trating Darwin's theory of natural selection, and by an examination of embryology, most of which the censors cut.

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  1. Cameron told the Daily Mail: "I would like to see a reduction in the current limit, as it is clear that, due to medical advancement, many babies are surviving at 24 weeks. If there is an opportunity in the human fertilisation and embryology bill, I...
    on Feb 25, 2008 By: David Cameron Source: guardian.co.uk

  2. Archbishop Conti told reporters: "We are frankly appalled at proposals which would allow the creation of organisms which cross the species barrier. We call on the government to think again about the role of the Human Fertilization and Embryology...
    on Nov 18, 2007 By: Mario Conti Source: Indian Catholic

  3. "It's a basic science like embryology and biochemistry and all the rest," added Nesse. "We insist on students learning many of these basic sciences not because doctors need embryology everyday in the clinic, but because we want them to...
    on Jan 26, 2010 By: Randolph M. Nesse Source: Science Daily (press release)

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