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embryonoun [C]

uk   /ˈem.bri.əʊ/ us   /ˈem.bri.oʊ/ plural embryos
an animal that is developing either in its mother's womb or in an egg, or a plant that is developing in a seed: Between the eighth week of development and birth a human embryo is called a foetus.
in embryo formal
developing and not yet complete: The department's plans for enlargement are still in embryo.
(Definition of embryo from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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embryonoun [C]

us   /ˈem·briˌoʊ/ plural embryos
biology a human being or animal in an early stage of development, either in its mother’s uterus or in an egg, or a plant that is developing in a seed
(Definition of embryo from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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