aromorphosis

noun
ar·​o·​mor·​pho·​sis | \ ˌarəˈmȯrfəsə̇s sometimes -ˌmȯrˈfō- \
plural aromorphoses\ -​ˌsēz \

Definition of aromorphosis

: biological evolution marked by general increase in degree of organization without sharp specialization — compare allomorphosis

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History and Etymology for 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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“Aromorphosis.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/aromorphosis. Accessed 17 Oct. 2021.

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