Definition of embryo :
1. Pertaining to an embryo; rudimentary; undeveloped; as, an embryo bud.
2. The first rudiments of an organism, whether animal or plant
3. The germ of the plant, which is inclosed in the seed and which is developed by germination.
4. The young of an animal in the womb, or more specifically, before its parts are developed and it becomes a fetus ( see Fetus).
beginning (part of speech: noun)
earliness, origin, inception, babyhood, dawn, introduction, conception, hatching, derivation, infancy, prelude, Genesis, source, precursor, birth, nascency, emergence, nativity, beginning, start, sprout, preparation, stem, inauguration, cradle, commencement, creation, spring
- It was believed that he had never made a mistake in judgment, and it was not his blame if the embryo scholar did not come to birth. - "Beside the Bonnie Brier Bush", Ian Maclaren.
- It was not he who had committed them, but that other embryo self, that envelope of flesh and sense which he was beginning to abhor, through which he had passed before he reached himself, Hugh, the real man- the man who loved Rachel, and whom Rachel loved. - "Red Pottage", Mary Cholmondeley.
- Just as all vegetables, fruits, nuts, flowers, and grains come from seeds sown into fertile soil, and just as these seeds receive nourishment from the soil, rain, and sunshine, so all our world of brothers and sisters, of fathers and mothers, came from tiny human seeds, and in their turn received nourishment from the peculiarly adapted stream of life, which flows in the maternal veins for the nourishment and upbuilding of the unborn embryo. - "The Mother and Her Child", William S. Sadler Lena K. Sadler.