Rudimentary; incipient: an embryonic nation, not yet self-governing. (adjective)
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Use "embryonic" in a sentence
""The term embryonic stem cell research has been greatly politicized, but it involves this process: the creation of a human embryo-often by cloning-followed by the destruction of that embryo to obtain stem cells, which are then reproduced to create a stem cell line," says Angela Martin, the director of the group."
"The need for ova in embryonic stem cell research has given rise to a new form of exploitation of women."
"I have paddocks of horses in embryonic form for our Eden colony."