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EMBRYONIC

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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]

Meaning:

Of an organism prior to birth or hatching

Synonyms:

embryologic; embryonal; embryonic

Context examples:

in the embryonic stage / embryologic development

Similar:

immature (not yet mature)


Sense 2embryonic [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

In an early stage of development

Synonyms:

embryotic; embryonic

Context examples:

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

Similar:

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


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