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- 1. embryo, plant, flora, plant life
- usage: (botany) a minute rudimentary plant contained within a seed or an archegonium
- 2. embryo, conceptus, fertilized egg, animal, animate being, beast, brute, creature, fauna
- usage: 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
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