One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
(of an egg) having developed into an embryo.‘embryonated chicken eggs would support the growth of a variety of viruses’
- ‘Particularly worrisome is the fact that the highly pathogenic H5 and H7 subtypes of the flu virus kill embryonated chickens eggs.’
- ‘After ingestion, the shell of the embryonated egg is dissolved by the gastric juice, and the embryo emerges in the duodenum as the rhabdoid larva 200 to 300 m long and 13 to 15 wm thick.’
- ‘This TCF was effectively used to infect embryonated chicken eggs.’
- ‘Inhibition of influenza virus replication in embryonated eggs and significant inhibition of multiplication of HBV and FMDV in mouse models are extremely encouraging in developing future antiviral strategies.’
- ‘In addition, influenza viruses are usually passaged in embryonated chicken eggs before isolation.’
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