Embryo vs Seedling - What's the difference?

embryo | seedling |


In context|botany|lang=en terms the difference between embryo and seedling

is that embryo is (botany) a rudimentary plant contained in the seed while seedling is (botany) a young plant grown from seed.

As nouns the difference between embryo and seedling

is that embryo is in the reproductive cycle, the stage after the fertilization of the egg that precedes the development into a fetus while seedling is (botany) a young plant grown from seed.

As an adjective seedling is

which is a seedling (see below).

Other Comparisons: What's the difference?

embryo

English

Alternative forms

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Noun

(en-noun)
  • In the reproductive cycle, the stage after the fertilization of the egg that precedes the development into a fetus.
  • An organism in the earlier stages of development before it emerges from the egg, or before metamorphosis.
  • In viviparous animals, the young animal's earliest stages in the mother's body
  • In humans, usually the cell growth up to the end of the seventh week in the mother's body
  • (botany) A rudimentary plant contained in the seed.
  • The beginning; the first stage of anything.
  • * Jonathan Swift
  • The company little suspected what a noble work I had then in embryo .
  • * 1749 , Henry Fielding, Tom Jones , Folio Society 1973, page 419:
  • it dives into the heart of the observed, and there espies evil, as it were, in the first embryo [...]

    Derived terms

    * embryology * embryonic

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    seedling

    English

    Adjective

    (en adjective)
  • which is a seedling (see below)
  • Noun

    (en noun)
  • (botany) A young plant grown from seed
  • Any young, especially
  • # one grown in a nursery for transplanting
  • # a tree smaller than a sapling.
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