Meaning of “embryonic” in the English Dictionary


(Definition of “embryonic” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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embryonicadjective [ not gradable ]

us /ˌem·briˈɑn·ɪk/

biology of or relating to an embryo

fig. If a plan or process is an embryonic stage, it is in a very early stage of development:

The region’s embryonic tourist industry would be damaged by this development.

(Definition of “embryonic” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)