An embryonic process, idea, organization, or organism is one at a very early stage in its development. [FORMAL]

...Romania's embryonic democracy.

...the embryonic European central bank.

...embryonic plant cells.

English dictionary. 2008.

Игры ⚽ Нужен реферат?

Look at other dictionaries:

  • Embryonic — Em bry*on ic, a. (Biol.) Of or pertaining to an embryo; embryonal; rudimentary. [1913 Webster] {Embryonic sac} or {Embryonic vesicle} (Bot.), the vesicle within which the embryo is developed in the ovule; sometimes called also {amnios sac}, and… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • embryonic — index inchoate, incipient, initial, original (initial), premature, prime (original), rudimentary …   Law dictionary

  • embryonic — 1849, from Medical L. embryonem (see EMBRYO (Cf. embryo)) + IC (Cf. ic). Figurative use is from 1856 …   Etymology dictionary

  • embryonic — [adj] rudimentary beginning, developing, early, elementary, evolving, germinal, immature, incipient, undeveloped; concepts 485,578,797 …   New thesaurus

  • embryonic — ► ADJECTIVE 1) relating to an embryo. 2) in or at a rudimentary stage …   English terms dictionary

  • embryonic — [em′brē ə nəlem΄brē än′ik] adj. 1. of or like an embryo: also embryonal [em′brē ə nəl] 2. in an early stage; undeveloped; rudimentary …   English World dictionary

  • embryonic — em|bry|on|ic [ˌembriˈɔnık US ˈa:n ] adj 1.) at a very early stage of development ▪ The plans are still only in embryonic form. 2.) relating to an ↑embryo ▪ embryonic development ▪ embryonic cells …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • embryonic — adjective 1. of an organism prior to birth or hatching in the embryonic stage embryologic development • Syn: ↑embryologic, ↑embryonal • Similar to: ↑immature • Derivationally related fo …   Useful english dictionary

  • embryonic — adjective 1) an embryonic chick Syn: fetal, unborn, unhatched; in utero 2) an embryonic prodemocracy movement Syn: rudimentary, undeveloped, unformed, immature, incomplete, incipient, inchoate; …   Thesaurus of popular words

  • embryonic — adjective Date: circa 1841 1. of or relating to an embryo 2. being in an early stage of development ; incipient, rudimentary < an embryonic plan > • embryonically adverb …   New Collegiate Dictionary

Share the article and excerpts

Direct link
Do a right-click on the link above
and select “Copy Link”