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Definition of embryonic adjective from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

     

    embryonic

     adjective
    adjective
    BrE BrE//ˌembriˈɒnɪk//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˌembriˈɑːnɪk//
     
    [usually before noun]
     
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  1. 1(formal) in an early stage of development The plan, as yet, only exists in embryonic form. The project is still fairly embryonic. a policy which had existed in embryonic form as early as 1930
  2. 2(specialist) of an embryo embryonic cells
  3. Word Origin mid 19th cent.: from late Latin embryo, embryon- ‘embryo’ + -ic.
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: embryonic