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English noun: embryo

1. embryo (plant) (botany) a minute rudimentary plant contained within a seed or an archegonium

Broader (hypernym)flora, plant, plant life

Domain categorybotany, phytology

2. embryo (animal) an animal organism in the early stages of growth and differentiation that in higher forms merge into fetal stages but in lower forms terminate in commencement of larval life

Synonymsconceptus, fertilized egg

Broader (hypernym)animal, animate being, beast, brute, creature, fauna

Narrower (hyponym)blastosphere, blastula, gastrula, morula

Part holonymumbilical, umbilical cord

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