developmental biology

noun

: 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
developmental biologist noun

Examples of developmental biology in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Her husband is studying for a doctorate in biochemistry, cell and developmental biology, and Ms. Buehler is an engineer for the Environmental Protection Agency. Jessica Fu, New York Times, 14 Aug. 2023 Claire Sattler, who studies molecular, cellular, and developmental biology and has also been involved with over a dozen student theater productions at Yale as a performer, director, producer, designer or dramaturg, will compete on Feb. 27 at the beginning of the second week of the quarterfinals. Christopher Arnott, Hartford Courant, 13 Feb. 2023 This discovery happened when Rocío Deanna, a postdoctoral researcher in ecology and evolutionary biology, and Abel Campos, an undergraduate double majoring in evolutionary biology and molecular, cellular, and developmental biology were visiting the CU Boulder Museum of Natural History in 2021. Sarah Yang, Sunset Magazine, 5 May 2023 Momentum for new ideas in Alzheimer’s research joined advances in neuroscience, developmental biology and origin-of-life studies to make 2022 a memorable year of biological insights. John Rennie, Quanta Magazine, 21 Dec. 2022 The creature is often used to study developmental biology and neurodegeneration — the deterioration of nerve cells — in vertebrates. Discover Magazine, 21 Mar. 2014 That revolution would extend to developmental biology, to paleontology, even to psychology. Carl Zimmer, Discover Magazine, 15 Feb. 2011 Akiko Iwasaki, professor of immunobiology and molecular, cellular and developmental biology at the Yale School of Medicine, and Dr. Harlan Krumholz, a cardiologist at Yale, recently began a wide ranging study of the condition with the hope of enrolling people across the country. Jenna Carlesso, Hartford Courant, 5 July 2022 This phyletic gradualism and the scale independence of evolutionary process has been challenged, in particular from the domain of developmental biology (albeit, not all ,or even most, developmental biologists). Razib Khan, Discover Magazine, 16 Sep. 2010 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1877, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of developmental biology was in 1877

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“Developmental biology.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/developmental%20biology. Accessed 3 Oct. 2023.

Medical Definition

developmental biology

noun
: 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
developmental biologist noun
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