Definition of Müllerian
: of, relating to, or being mimicry that exists between two or more inedible or dangerous species (as of butterflies) and that is considered in evolutionary theory to be a mechanism reducing loss to predation by simplification of the recognition process by predators
Origin of müllerian
Fritz Müller †1897 German zoologist
First Known Use: 1898
Medical Definition of Müllerian
: of, relating to, derived from, or involving the Müllerian duct <Müllerian anomalies> <Mullerian aplasia>
Biographical Note for müllerian
Müller, Johannes Peter (1801–1858), German physiologist and anatomist. Müller is generally acclaimed as one of the greatest biologists of all time. In 1834–40 he published a handbook of physiology that ranks as the first great text on that subject produced in the 19th century. In histology he described the microscopic anatomy of a large series of secreting glands. He was the first to classify the excretory system of the glands as an independent system of tubes; he noted that the blood vessels formed only a capillary network. He described the Müllerian duct in 1825.
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