embryonate


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embryonate

[′em·brē·ə′nāt]
(embryology)
To differentiate into a zygote.
Containing an embryo.
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Avian influenza virus, Newcastle disease virus, and infectious bronchitis virus were eliminated as potential causative agents after pharyngeal swabs inoculated onto the chorioallantoic membrane of embryonate eggs failed to recover viable virus.
Infected raccoons commonly shed millions of BP eggs daily in their feces, and the eggs usually embryonate to the infective stage in 2-4 weeks.
If it were shown that the eggs can embryonate on the coat of a dog, then direct contact with dogs would provide an alternative explanation of the epidemiology of the disease.