embryonate


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embryonate

[′em·brē·ə′nāt]
(embryology)
To differentiate into a zygote.
Containing an embryo.
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Infected dogs or cats pass unembryonated eggs in their feces; after 2 to 4 weeks in the environment, the eggs embryonate and become infectious.
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.