anab·​o·​ly | \ əˈnabəlē \
plural -es

Definition of anaboly

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

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First Known Use of anaboly

1891, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for anaboly

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

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“Anaboly.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 23 Jan. 2021.

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