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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]

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(embryo is a kind of ...) a living organism characterized by voluntary movement

(... 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

(... is a kind of embryo ) a solid mass of blastomeres that forms when the zygote splits; develops into the blastula

(embryo is a part of ...) membranous duct connecting the fetus with the placenta

Definition 2: (botany) a minute rudimentary plant contained within a seed or an archegonium - [noun denoting plant]

(embryo is a kind of ...) (botany) a living organism lacking the power of locomotion

(embryo belongs to category ...) the branch of biology that studies plants

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