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

called also evo-devo

evolutionary developmental biologist noun

Examples of evolutionary developmental biology in a Sentence

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, 26 Mar. 2018

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First Known Use

1980, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of evolutionary developmental biology was in 1980

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

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