Definition of embryology :
The science which relates to the formation and development of the embryo in animals and plants; a study of the gradual development of the ovum until it reaches the adult stage.
- How dramatic a phase it was in the history of the human mind when science suddenly came into the vicarages, into all the studies and quiet places that had been the fastnesses of conviction and our ideals, and denied, with all the power of evidence it had been accumulating for so long, and so obscurely and inaggressively, with fossils and strata, with embryology and comparative anatomy, the doctrine of the historical Fall and all the current scheme of orthodoxy that was based on that! - "The Passionate Friends", Herbert George Wells.
- It treats of the relations, anatomical, zoological, and geological, between the whole class of fishes, fossil and living, illustrated by numerous plates, while additional light is thrown on the whole by the revelations of embryology. - "Louis Agassiz: His Life and Correspondence", Louis Agassiz.
- He had only the most meager acquaintance with that great fundamental of a sound and sane education, embryology. - "The Grain Of Dust A Novel", David Graham Phillips.