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 April 16, 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. 16 Apr. 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 16 April 2024, from http://www.originalsources.com/Document.aspx?DocID=9QTDL1FXHIA4DSD.