In embryo

Also found in: Idioms.
Related to In embryo: embryo transfer, embryo implantation
in an incipient or undeveloped state; in conception, but not yet executed.
- Swift.

See also: Embryo

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary, published 1913 by G. & C. Merriam Co.
References in classic literature ?
The flame, which had before lain in embryo, now burst forth.
The usurpers, clothed with the forms of legal authority, can too often crush the opposition in embryo. The smaller the extent of the territory, the more difficult will it be for the people to form a regular or systematic plan of opposition, and the more easy will it be to defeat their early efforts.
He knew well that Nastasia thoroughly understood him and where to wound him and how, and therefore, as the marriage was still only in embryo, Totski decided to conciliate her by giving it up.
"Vitrification is so good and embryos come out of it so well that the benefit from improved endometrial receptivity outweighs any change in embryo quality.
Antioxidants play an important role in reducing stress-related damages in embryo development (Takahashi et al., 1993; Biggers et al., 2000).
The meeting was the first national conference on embryos, called "Emerging Issues in Embryo Adoption and Donation." The main attendees of the conference were child adoption advocates and property attorneys who had gathered to hear about a government-sponsored program of embryo adoption.
Whole embryos were washed several times in embryo culture medium (Sigma, India) to remove sperm and other cumulus cells surrounding embryo.
Practically, it might be impossible to approach women or couples about participating in embryo sharing programs after their embryos have been created simply because the decision to begin fertility treatment may be contingent on the reduced cost offered by such a program.
In embryo biopsy for the purpose of PGD, the purpose of the procedure is to further the reproductive goals of the prospective parents.
When two healthy nonexposed males were taken from the control group and substituted for two males from populations previously exposed to 5 ng/L E[E.sub.2] (six tanks), there was an increase in embryo viability, showing that the females in the 5 ng/L E[E.sub.2] group were fertile.
Finally, anti-abortion activists need to recognize that federal involvement in embryo research is critical for limiting the risks posed by genetic engineering of the future and improving the current outcomes for families desperately seeking to have a child.
The meaning and scope of this concept remain the central moral problematic in embryo research.