anaboly

noun anab·o·ly \əˈnabəlē\

Definition of anaboly

plural

-es

  1. :  evolutionary differentiation involving the addition of new terminal stages to the ancestral pattern of morphogenesis

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Origin and Etymology of anaboly

modification of Greek anabolē anything thrown up, prelude, act of delaying, ascent, from anaballein to throw or lift up, delay, put on — more at anabata


First Known Use: 1891


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