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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That is why in the evo-devo-eco scheme of things, I am drawn toward developmental biology and its emphasis on understanding physical and chemical structures quantitatively. Peter Byrne, Quanta Magazine, "Debating the Evolution of Multicellularity," 25 Sep. 2013 The study, considered one of the most important in developmental biology, earned Spemann the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine in 1935. Kelly Servick, Science | AAAS, "Elusive master organizer of human embryo growth seen for the first time," 23 May 2018 For the past 65 years, the focus of developmental biology has been on DNA as the carrier of biological information. Adam Rogers, WIRED, "Brainless Embryos Suggest Bioelectricity Guides Growth," 18 Mar. 2018 Having obtained a doctorate in molecular, cellular and developmental biology at the University of Kansas, Jamal has taught chemistry as an adjunct professor for several area colleges. Rick Montgomery, kansascity, "Kansas chemistry instructor arrested by ICE while taking his daughter to school," 2 Feb. 2018

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First Known Use of developmental biology

1877, in the meaning defined above

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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

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developmental biologist noun

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