American Dictionary of the English Language, Vol. 1

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Author: Noah Webster

Embryo

EM’BRYO

EM’BRYON, n. [L. embryon; Gr. to shoot, bud, germinate. The Greek word is contracted, and if so, it coincides in elements with Eng. brood and breed.]

In physiology, the first rudiments of an animal in the womb, before the several members are distinctly formed; after which it is called a fetus.

1. The rudiments of a plant.

2. The beginning or first state of any thing not fit for production; the rudiments of any thing yet imperfectly formed.

The company little suspected what a noble work I had then in embryo.

EM’BRYO

EM’BRYON, a. Pertaining to or noting any thing in its first rudiments or unfinished state; as an embryon bud.

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Chicago: Noah Webster Jr., "Embryo," American Dictionary of the English Language, Vol. 1 in An American Dictionary of the English Language, Vol. 1 (New York: S. Converse, 1828), Original Sources, accessed March 1, 2024, http://www.originalsources.com/Document.aspx?DocID=9QTDL1FXHIA4DSD.

MLA: Webster, Noah, Jr. "Embryo." American Dictionary of the English Language, Vol. 1, in An American Dictionary of the English Language, Vol. 1, New York, S. Converse, 1828, Original Sources. 1 Mar. 2024. http://www.originalsources.com/Document.aspx?DocID=9QTDL1FXHIA4DSD.

Harvard: Webster, N, 'Embryo' in American Dictionary of the English Language, Vol. 1. cited in 1828, An American Dictionary of the English Language, Vol. 1, S. Converse, New York. Original Sources, retrieved 1 March 2024, from http://www.originalsources.com/Document.aspx?DocID=9QTDL1FXHIA4DSD.