embryo development ending in birth or egg hatching
- biological process
- broad: embryogenesis
- The process whose specific outcome is the progression of an embryo over time, from zygote formation until the end of the embryonic life stage. The end of the embryonic life stage is organism-specific and may be somewhat arbitrary; for mammals it is usually considered to be birth, for insects the hatching of the first instar larva from the eggshell. [source:
GOC:go_curators, GOC:isa_complete, GOC:mtg_sensu]
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