Definitions and Synonyms of embryo | Another word for embryo | What is embryo?
Definition 1: an animal organism in the early stages of growth and differentiation that in higher forms merge into fetal stages but in lower forms terminate in commencement of larval life - [noun denoting animal]
Synonyms for embryo in the sense of this definition
(... is a kind of embryo ) early stage of an embryo produced by cleavage of an ovum; a liquid-filled sphere whose wall is composed of a single layer of cells; during this stage (about eight days after fertilization) implantation in the wall of the uterus occurs
(... is a kind of embryo ) double-walled stage of the embryo resulting from invagination of the blastula; the outer layer of cells is the ectoderm and the inner layer differentiates into the mesoderm and endoderm