em·bryo /ˈɛmbrɪˌo/ 名詞
Em·bry·o n.; pl. Embryos Biol. The first rudiments of an organism, whether animal or plant; as: (a) The young of an animal in the womb, or more specifically, before its parts are developed and it becomes a fetus (see Fetus). (b) The germ of the plant, which is inclosed in the seed and which is developed by germination.
In embryo, in an incipient or undeveloped state; in conception, but not yet executed. “The company little suspected what a noble work I had then in embryo.”
Em·bry·o, a. Pertaining to an embryo; rudimentary; undeveloped; as, an embryo bud.
n 1: (botany) a minute rudimentary plant contained within a seed
or an archegonium
2: 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 [syn: conceptus, fertilized egg]