aromorphosis

noun ar·o·mor·pho·sis \ˌarəˈmȯrfəsə̇s sometimes -ˌmȯrˈfō-\

Definition of aromorphosis

plural

aromorphoses

\-ˌsēz\
  1. :  biological evolution marked by general increase in degree of organization without sharp specialization — compare allomorphosis

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Origin and Etymology of aromorphosis

New Latin, from aro- (from Greek ara, ar there and then, straightway; also, interrogative and connective particle) + morphosis; akin to Lithuanian ir̃ and, also, ar̃, interrogative particle


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