plural -es
: evolutionary differentiation involving the addition of new terminal stages to the ancestral pattern of morphogenesis

Word History


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

First Known Use

1891, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of anaboly was in 1891

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“Anaboly.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 1 Oct. 2023.

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