Glossary of terms

From Embryology

Use this page to access brief definitions of specific embryology terms.

  • Within the description, words and terms with links go to other glossary definitions.
  • "Linked text" within the description generally links to that term within the glossary.
  • "More?" link at the end of each definition accesses a number of different resources: associated content pages, detailed descriptions and related PubMed references.
  • To find additional information use the term in the search window at the top of each page.

Embryology Terms

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  • "More?" lists links site pages, original web page notes, and Pubmed references. Links to "lectures" are the most current undergraduate Science materials (lectures and laboratories).
  • UK/USA spelling differences for example: "s" for "z", double "ll" or single "l", "our" or "or", "re" or "er".

Glossary Comments

Use this page to access brief definitions of specific embryology terms. Additional information can be accessed from links listed at the end of each definition. Glossary from the UNSW Embryology program compiled and written by Dr Mark Hill. Reference material used in preparing this glossary list includes: texts listed on page 1 "Reading" of each notes section, Department of Anatomy Publications, WWW resources from NCBI, NIH, OMIM, NHMRC (Australia), AMA (USA), Office of Rare Diseases (USA), PubMed Medline Dictionaries, MSDS, Merck Manual home edn. and WHO ART terminology (2009).

These notes are for Educational Purposes Only Please email Dr Mark Hill if you wish to make a comment about this current project.

Copyright: Dr Mark Hill Created: 01.06.1997 Updated: 19.05.2010

External Links

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  • Original embryology site - glossary of terms. Note entries in this glossary ceased to be updated in 2009.

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Cite this page: Hill, M.A. (2021, March 7) Embryology Glossary of terms. Retrieved from

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