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 Dictionary entry overview: What does embryonic mean? 

EMBRYONIC (adjective)
  The adjective EMBRYONIC has 2 senses:

1. of an organism prior to birth or hatching
2. in an early stage of development

  Familiarity information: EMBRYONIC used as an adjective is rare.

 Dictionary entry details 

EMBRYONIC (adjective)

Sense 1embryonic [BACK TO TOP]


Of an organism prior to birth or hatching


embryologic; embryonal; embryonic

Context examples:

in the embryonic stage / embryologic development


immature (not yet mature)

Sense 2embryonic [BACK TO TOP]


In an early stage of development


embryotic; embryonic

Context examples:

the embryonic government staffed by survivors of the massacre / an embryonic nation, not yet self-governing


early (being or occurring at an early stage of development)

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