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Of, pertaining to, or in the condition of an embryo.
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(ĕm′brē-ŏn′ĭk) also


1. Of, relating to, or being an embryo.
2. also embryotic (-ŏt′ĭk) Rudimentary; incipient: an embryonic nation, not yet self-governing.

em′bry·on′ic·al·ly adv.
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(1) Unborn, in utero.
(2) Undeveloped, developing, unformed, fledgling.
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adjective Undeveloped, related to an embryo
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Pertaining to, or to the state of being, an EMBRYO.
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In the life cycle of the round worm, a very early life stage occurring within the uterus of the female round worm.
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