n. completely undeveloped form; an animal organism in the early stages of growth
Chinese scientists said they’ve produced a cloned embryo of a giant panda.
Sentence in Classic:
The Friends of the A B C were not numerous, it was a secret society in the state of embryo, we might almost say a coterie, if coteries ended in heroes.
Les Misérables (V3) By Victor Hugo Context
So the barricade of the Rue de la Chanvrerie was only an outline, and an embryo compared to the two colossal barricades which we have just sketched; but it was formidable for that epoch.
Les Misérables (V5) By Victor Hugo Context
The Little Theaters, which were to give piquancy to American drama three or four years later, were only in embryo.
Main Street By Sinclair Lewis Context