Medical Dictionary


noun de·vel·op·ment \di-ˈvel-əp-mənt\

Medical Definition of DEVELOPMENT

:  the action or process of developing: as a :  the process of growth and differentiation by which the potentialities of a zygote, spore, or embryo are realized b :  the gradual advance through evolutionary stages :  evolution
:  the state of being developed <the great muscular development of weight lifters>
de·vel·op·men·tal \-ˌvel-əp-ˈment-əl\ adjective
de·vel·op·men·tal·ly \-ē\ adverb


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