ˌarəˈmȯrfəsə̇s sometimes -ˌmȯrˈfō-
plural aromorphoses
: biological evolution marked by general increase in degree of organization without sharp specialization compare allomorphosis

Word History


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.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 14 Jun. 2024.

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