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embryo
used in Brave New World

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an organism in the early stages of growth prior to birth, hatching, or sprouting; in humans the first eight weeks of development (prior to the fetal stage)
  • Nothing like oxygen-shortage for keeping an embryo below par.
    Chapter One (75% in)
embryo = in this book: a human organism between the time of fertilization and birth

(editor's note:  A biology teacher will tell you that embryo describes the first eight weeks of human development prior to the fetal stage when organs have formed. But embryonic is also used to describe anything in the early stages of development, and Huxley uses embryo loosely to describe the developing human organism up until the time of birth.)
  • One egg, one embryo, one adult—normality.
    Chapter One (21% in)
  • embryo = in this book: a human organism between the time of fertilization and birth
  • From eight to ninety-six buds, and every bud will grow into a perfectly formed embryo,
    Chapter One (22% in)
  • embryo = in this book: a human organism between the time of fertilization and birth
  • ...and every embryo into a full-sized adult.
    Chapter One (22% in)
  • embryo = in this book: a human organism between the time of fertilization and birth
  • By which time the original egg was in a fair way to becoming anything from eight to ninety-six embryos–a prodigious improvement, you will agree, on nature.
    Chapter One (27% in)
  • embryos = in this book: human organisms between the time of fertilization and birth
  • Over twelve thousand seven hundred children already, either decanted or in embryo.
    Chapter One (42% in)
  • embryo = in this book: a human organism between the time of fertilization and birth
  • Who give them the embryos they ask for.
    Chapter One (51% in)
  • embryos = in this book: human organisms between the time of fertilization and birth
  • After which they are sent down to the Embryo Store.
    Chapter One (51% in)
  • embryo = in this book: a human organism between the time of fertilization and birth
  • "Embryos are like photograph film," said Mr. Foster waggishly, as he pushed open the second door.
    Chapter One (53% in)
  • embryos = in this book: human organisms between the time of fertilization and birth
  • Told them of the growing embryo on its bed of peritoneum.
    Chapter One (61% in)
  • embryo = in this book: a human organism between the time of fertilization and birth
  • Referred to the embryo's troublesome tendency to anaemia, to the massive doses of hog's stomach extract and foetal foal's liver with which, in consequence, it had to be supplied.
    Chapter One (64% in)
  • embryo = in this book: a human organism between the time of fertilization and birth
  • Showed them the simple mechanism by means of which, during the last two metres out of every eight, all the embryos were simultaneously shaken into familiarity with movement.
    Chapter One (65% in)
  • embryos = in this book: human organisms between the time of fertilization and birth
  • Hinted at the gravity of the so-called "trauma of decanting," and enumerated the precautions taken to minimize, by a suitable training of the bottled embryo, that dangerous shock.
    Chapter One (66% in)
  • embryo = in this book: a human organism between the time of fertilization and birth
  • So we allow as many as thirty per cent of the female embryos to develop normally.
    Chapter One (68% in)
  • embryos = in this book: human organisms between the time of fertilization and birth
  • For of course, they didn't content themselves with merely hatching out embryos: any cow could do that.
    Chapter One (71% in)
  • embryos = an organism in the early stages of growth prior to birth
  • The surrogate goes round slower; therefore passes through the lung at longer intervals; therefore gives the embryo less oxygen.
    Chapter One (75% in)
  • embryo = in this book: a human organism between the time of fertilization and birth
  • "But why do you want to keep the embryo below par?" asked an ingenuous student.
    Chapter One (75% in)
  • embryo = in this book: a human organism between the time of fertilization and birth
  • Hasn't it occurred to you that an Epsilon embryo must have an Epsilon environment as well as an Epsilon heredity?
    Chapter One (76% in)
  • embryo = in this book: a human organism between the time of fertilization and birth
  • Could the individual Epsilon embryo be made a revert, by a suitable technique, to the normality of dogs and cows?
    Chapter One (82% in)
  • embryo = an organism in the early stages of growth prior to birth
  • By the time they were decanted the embryos had a horror of cold.
    Chapter One (87% in)
  • embryos = in this book: human organisms between the time of fertilization and birth
  • The embryos still have gills.
    Chapter One (93% in)
  • embryos = in this book: human organisms between the time of fertilization and birth
  • No time for the intellectual embryos, I'm afraid.
    Chapter One (99% in)
  • embryos = in this book: human organisms between the time of fertilization and birth
  • The faint hum and rattle of machinery still stirred the crimson air in the Embryo Store.
    Chapter Three (17% in)
  • embryo = in this book: a human organism between the time of fertilization and birth
  • The embryo is hungry; day in, day out, the blood-surrogate pump unceasingly turns its eight hundred revolutions a minute.
    Chapter Three (60% in)
  • embryo = in this book: a human organism between the time of fertilization and birth
  • And when, exhausted, the Sixteen had laid by their saxophones and the Synthetic Music apparatus was producing the very latest in slow Malthusian Blues, they might have been twin embryos gently rocking together on the waves of a bottled ocean of blood-surrogate.
    Chapter Five (38% in)
  • embryos = in this book: human organisms between the time of fertilization and birth
  • And as they sang, the lights began slowly to fade–to fade and at the same time to grow warmer, richer, redder, until at last they were dancing in the crimson twilight of an Embryo Store.
    Chapter Five (90% in)
  • embryo = in this book: a human organism between the time of fertilization and birth
  • She looked round; saw John and Bernard had left them and were walking up and down in the dust and garbage outside the house; but, none the less confidentially lowering her voice, and leaning, while Lenina stiffened and shrank, so close that the blown reek of embryo-poison stirred the hair on her cheek.
    Chapter Seven (92% in)
  • embryo = in this book: a human organism between the time of fertilization and birth
  • The Chemical and Bacteriological Conditioning of the Embryo.
    Chapter Eight (40% in)
  • embryo = in this book: a human organism between the time of fertilization and birth
  • Practical Instructions for Beta Embryo-Store Workers.
    Chapter Eight (40% in)
  • embryo = in this book: a human organism between the time of fertilization and birth
  • My job was always with the embryos.
    Chapter Eight (46% in)
  • embryos = in this book: human organisms between the time of fertilization and birth
  • Under the microscopes, their long tails furiously lashing, spermatozoa were burrowing head first into eggs; and, fertilized, the eggs were expanding, dividing, or if bokanovskified, budding and breaking up into whole populations of separate embryos.
    Chapter Ten (6% in)
  • embryos = in this book: human organisms between the time of fertilization and birth
  • Some one I know knew some one who was working in the Embryo Store at the time.
    Chapter Twelve (17% in)
  • embryo = in this book: a human organism between the time of fertilization and birth
  • Henry Foster loomed up through the twilight of the Embryo Store.
    Chapter Thirteen (0% in)
  • embryo = in this book: a human organism between the time of fertilization and birth
  • And she turned back to her neglected embryos.
    Chapter Thirteen (7% in)
  • embryos = in this book: human organisms between the time of fertilization and birth
  • And then the reading lessons: The tot is in the pot, the cat is on the mat; and the Elementary Instructions for Beta Workers in the Embryo Store.
    Chapter Fourteen (31% in)
embryo = in this book: a human organism between the time of fertilization and birth
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