Definition of Polyembryony

1. n. The production of two or more embryos in one seed, due either to the existence and fertilization of more than one embryonic sac or to the origination of embryos outside of the embryonic sac.



Definition of Polyembryony

1. Noun. (botany) The production of two or more embryos in one seed, due either to the existence and fertilization of more than one embryonic sac or to the origination of embryos outside of the embryonic sac. ¹

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Definition of Polyembryony

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Medical Definition of Polyembryony

1. The production of two or more embryos in one seed, due either to the existence and fertilization of more than one embryonic sac or to the origination of embryos outside of the embryonic sac. See: Poly-, and Embryo. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Polyembryony

polyedric
polyedron
polyedrons
polyedrous
polyeidic
polyeidism
polyelectrolyte
polyelectrolytes
polyelectrolytic
polyelectronic atom
polyembryoma
polyembryomas
polyembryonate
polyembryonic
polyembryonies
polyembryony (current term)
polyendocrine
polyendocrine deficiency syndrome
polyendocrine syndrome
polyendocrinopathy
polyene
polyenes
polyenic
polyenic acids
polyenoic
polyenoic acid
polyenoic acids
polyenoic fatty acid isomerase
polyenone
polyenones

Literary usage of Polyembryony

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1. Genetics; an Introduction to the Study of Heredity by Herbert Eugene Walter (1922)
"polyembryony Closely allied to the chromosomal basis of sex are the facts of ... The facts of polyembryony thus offer strong substantiation to the idea of ..."

2. Botanical Gazette by University of Chicago, JSTOR (Organization) (1902)
"polyembryony IN GINKGO. (WITH FOUR FIGURES) polyembryony is common among the pines, but I have not seen it recorded for Ginkgo. Recently in examining some ..."

3. Morphology of Angiosperms: (Morphology of Spermatophytes. Part II) by John Merle Coulter, Charles Joseph Chamberlain (1903)
"polyembryony polyembryony in Angiosperms, while not so prevalent as in Gymnosperms, ... In Euonymous latifolius polyembryony was discovered three times ..."

4. A Textbook of Botany for Colleges and Universities by John Merle Coulter, Charles Reid Barnes, Henry Chandler Cowles (1910)
"polyembryony The occurrence of more than one embryo in a seed is not so common among angiosperms as among gymnosperms, but the cases are numerous. ..."

5. Observations of a Naturalist in the Pacific Between 1896 and 1899 by Henry Brougham Guppy (1906)
"polyembryony.—The history of the plant between the fertilisation of the ovule and the detachment of the seedling.—Absence of a rest period. ..."

6. Proceedings of the Indiana Academy of Science by Indiana Academy of Science (1922)
"polyembryony IN CERTAIN NUT BEARING PINES. DM MOTHER, Indiana University. ... This is simple poly-zygotic polyembryony. In cases of poly-zygotic cleavage ..."

7. Botanical Abstracts by Board of Control of Botanical Abstracts (1920)
"The phylogenetic values of these two types of polyembryony and of various other embryological characters are discussed, and the affinities suggested by ..."

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