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Another word for embryo

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Noun
  1. A source of further growth and development

      1. A small, rounded organic part, such as a taste bud, that resembles a plant bud.
      2. A small swelling or projection on a plant, from which a shoot, cluster of leaves, or flower develops
      3. A small swelling on a branch or stem, containing an undeveloped shoot, leaf, or flower. Some species have mixed buds containing two of these structures, or even all three. &diamf3; Terminal buds occur at the end of a stem, twig, or branch. &diamf3; Axillary buds, also known as lateral buds , occur in the axils of leaves (in the upper angle of where the leaf grows from the stem). &diamf3; Accessory buds often occur clustered around terminal buds or above and on either side of axillary buds. Accessory buds are usually smaller than terminal and axillary buds.
      1. A microorganism, especially a pathogen.
      2. (Biology) A small mass of protoplasm or cells from which a new organism or one of its parts may develop.
      3. The earliest form of an organism; a seed, bud, or spore.
      1. A grain or seed, as of corn, wheat, etc.
      2. The usually edible seed inside the hard covering of a nut or fruit stone.
      3. A grain or seed, as of a cereal grass, enclosed in a husk.
      1. A thing or part forming the center around which other things or parts are grouped or collected; core
      2. (Anatomy) A group of specialized nerve cells or a localized mass of gray matter in the brain or spinal cord.
      3. (Biol.) The central, usually spherical or oval mass of protoplasm present in most plant and animal cells, containing most of the hereditary material and necessary to such functions as growth, reproduction, etc.
      1. Seeds collectively
      2. Seeds considered as a group:
      3. The seed-bearing stage of a plant:
      1. A glowing bit of matter, esp. one thrown off by a fire
      2. (Electricity) The luminous phenomenon resulting from a disruptive discharge through an insulating material.
      3. A flash of light, especially a flash produced by electric discharge.
    See also:

    start

Another word for embryo

Noun
      1. The unborn young of a viviparous vertebrate having a basic structural resemblance to the adult animal.
      2. In humans, the unborn young from the end of the eighth week after conception to the moment of birth, as distinguished from the earlier embryo.
      3. An unborn offspring of a vertebrate animal that is still in the uterus or egg, esp. in its later stages and specif., in humans, from about the eighth week after conception until birth
      1. (Linguistics) The part of a syllable having the greatest sonority. In the word middlemost (mĭd&STRESS;l-mōst&stress;) the nuclei of the three syllables are (ĭ), (l), and (ō); in the Czech word krk (“neck”), the nucleus is (r).
      2. (Anatomy) A group of specialized nerve cells or a localized mass of gray matter in the brain or spinal cord.
      3. (Biol.) The central, usually spherical or oval mass of protoplasm present in most plant and animal cells, containing most of the hereditary material and necessary to such functions as growth, reproduction, etc.
    See also:

    egg

    fetus