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Embryo, Mammalian MeSH Descriptor Data 2024

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Embryo, Mammalian
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RDF Unique Identifier
human: 0-2 months; use for mammalian embryo as an entity or as tissue; use the qualifier / embryol with an organ for embryologic aspects of that organ; embryonic tissue or cells in tissue & cell cultures: coordinate EMBRYO, MAMMALIAN + tissues or cell without qualifiers (not with / embryol) + culture term, all probably NIM; EMBRYO, NONMAMMALIAN is also available
Scope Note
The entity of a developing mammal (MAMMALS), generally from the cleavage of a ZYGOTE to the end of embryonic differentiation of basic structures. For the human embryo, this represents the first two months of intrauterine development preceding the stages of the FETUS.
Entry Term(s)
Embryonic Structures, Mammalian
Mammalian Embryo
Mammalian Embryo Structures
Mammalian Embryonic Structures
See Also
Cell Differentiation
Embryo Research
Gestational Age
Public MeSH Note
2008; see EMBRYO 1963-2007
History Note
2008 (1963)
Entry Combination
growth & development:Embryonic Development
injuries:Prenatal Injuries
transplantation:Embryo Transfer
Date Established
Date of Entry
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Embryo, Mammalian Preferred
Embryonic Structures, Mammalian Related
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