evo-de·​vo ˈē-vō-ˈdē-vō How to pronounce evo-devo (audio)
variants or Evo-devo
: evolutionary developmental biology
Advances in the new science of evolutionary developmental biology—dubbed "evo-devo" for short—have enabled biologists to see beyond the external beauty of organic forms into the mechanisms that shape their diversity.Sean B. Carroll

Word History

First Known Use

1997, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of evo-devo was in 1997

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“Evo-devo.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/evo-devo. Accessed 19 Apr. 2024.

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