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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  • Links are currently mainly to original web page notes and Pubmed references. Links to new pages and undergraduate materials (lectures and laboratories) are being added under course codes.
  • UK/USA spelling differences for example: "s" for "z", double "ll" or single "l", "our" or "or", "re" or "er".

UNSW Embryology Links

Original site glossary of embryology terms with full working links (Note entries in this glossary ceased to be updated in 2009).

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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, internet resources from NCBI, NIH, OMIM, NHMRC (Australia), AMA (USA), Office of Rare Diseases (USA), PubMed Medline Dictionaries, MSDS, Merck Manual home edn. Please email Dr Mark Hill if you wish to make a comment about this current project.

These notes are for Educational Purposes Only

Copyright: Dr Mark Hill Created: 01.06.1997 Updated: 19.05.2010

Cite this page: Hill, M.A. (2021, January 27) Embryology Glossary of terms. Retrieved from

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