evo-devo

noun
evo-de·​vo | \ ˈē-vō-ˈdē-vō How to pronounce evo-devo (audio) \
variants: or Evo-devo

Definition of 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

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1997, in the meaning defined above

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“Evo-devo.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/evo-devo. Accessed 6 Mar. 2021.

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