- n. [胚] 胚胎；胚芽；初期
- adj. 胚胎的；初期的
CET6+ TEM4 IELTS TOEFL
1. em- "in" + bryein "swell, grow, be full" => embryon => embryo.
2. Greek embryon "a young one," in Homer, "young animal," later, "fruit of the womb," literally "something that grows inside the body".
3. The idea underlying embryo is of "growing inside the body".
em-, 进入，使。- bryo, 膨胀，发芽，词源可能同breast, browse.
- embryo:  The idea underlying embryo is of ‘growing within’. The word comes from Greek émbruon, a compound verb formed from the prefix en- ‘in’ and the verb brúein ‘swell, grow’, which meant literally ‘something that grows inside the body’. English acquired it via late Latin embryo.
- embryo (n.)
- "fetus in utero at an early stage of development," mid-14c., from Medieval Latin embryo, properly embryon, from Greek embryon "a young one," in Homer, "young animal," later, "fruit of the womb," literally "that which grows," from assimilated form of en "in" (see en- (2)) + bryein "to swell, be full."
- 1. The mother provides the embryo with nourishment and a place to grow.
- 2. These developments were foreseen in embryo more than a decade ago.
- 3. It was an embryo idea rather than a fully worked proposal.
- 4. They are an embryo party of government.
- 5. An eight-week-old embryo is only an inch long.
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