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  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Embryo  \Em"bry*o\,  n.;  pl  {Embryos}.  [F.  embryon,  Gr 
  'e`mbryon,  perh.  fr  ?  in  (akin  to  L.  ?  E.  in)  +  ?  to  be  full 
  of  swell  with  perh.  akin  to  E.  brew.]  (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.'' 
  --Swift. 




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