developmental biology

noun

Definition of developmental biology

: a discipline of biology concerned with the processes and mechanisms that control and influence the development and growth of organisms especially from a molecular, cellular, or genetic perspective — see evolutionary developmental biology

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Examples of developmental biology in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web While there is little disagreement about the basic developmental biology, there are sharp differences about the significance. New York Times, 14 Feb. 2022 In recent years, researchers have found evidence for pattern completion in both neural circuits and developmental biology. Rafael Yuste, Scientific American, 11 Dec. 2021 These recent experiments from developmental biology and neuroscience can now provide a common mechanism of how this could work via key nodes that generate pattern completion. Rafael Yuste, Scientific American, 11 Dec. 2021 Zach double majored in chemical engineering and economics, while Nigel got his degree in molecular, cellular and developmental biology. Rachel Desantis, PEOPLE.com, 16 June 2021 The departments to be consolidated in Pasadena are plant biology and global ecology, which are currently located at Stanford University, and embryology (or developmental biology), located at Johns Hopkins University. Meredith Wadman, Science | AAAS, 16 Apr. 2021 The xenobots are turning some conventional views in developmental biology upside down. Quanta Magazine, 31 Mar. 2021 Thomas Hope, professor of cell and developmental biology at Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine and a COVID-19 vaccine researcher, said that technology does not exist. John Keilman, chicagotribune.com, 15 Dec. 2020 Another lawsuit involved a venture capital firm that wanted to hire a Singaporean with a PhD in developmental biology from Stanford as a $250,000-a-year analyst to evaluate Silicon Valley biotech startups. Sinduja Rangarajan, Quartz India, 3 Dec. 2019 See More

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First Known Use of developmental biology

1877, in the meaning defined above

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“Developmental biology.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/developmental%20biology. Accessed 25 Jun. 2022.

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developmental biology

noun

Medical Definition of developmental biology

: a discipline of biology concerned with the processes and mechanisms that control and influence the development and growth of organisms especially from a molecular, cellular, or genetic perspective

Other Words from developmental biology

developmental biologist noun

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