evolutionary developmental biology


Definition of evolutionary developmental biology

: a field of biology that combines the disciplines of evolutionary biology and developmental biology to study the relationship between evolution and developmental processes and mechanisms

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evolutionary developmental biologist noun

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Recent Examples on the Web The rise of evolutionary developmental biology, along with advances in genetics, has lent weight to a third possibility, Dr. Linz said. Asher Elbein, New York Times, "Insects Flew Before Anything Else Did. So How Did They Get Their Wings?," 26 Mar. 2018

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1980, in the meaning defined above

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“Evolutionary developmental biology.” The Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/evolutionary%20developmental%20biology. Accessed 11 December 2019.

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