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A thing at a rudimentary stage that shows potential for development
“He goes as long-awaited plans to create a new hub for Swindon are still at the embryo stage.”
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In the reproductive cycle, the stage after the fertilization of the egg that precedes the development into a fetus
“The most common mutant phenotype was an embryo with a polar body near one end and the development of one or two spindles in the middle.”
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A healthy and vigorous-rooted plant that is used in grafting, most commonly as a sound base to support a scion that bears desirable fruit in orchard culture
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(biology) The smallest structural and functional unit of an organism
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The central and most important part of an object, movement, or group, forming the basis for its activity and growth
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A compact growth on a plant that develops into a leaf, flower, or shoot
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