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developmental anatomy

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n developmental anatomy the branch of anatomy that studies structural changes of an individual from fertilization to maturity
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Usage

In literature:

The types discovered by comparative anatomy and developmental history must therefore agree.
"On the Origin and Metamorphoses of Insects" by Sir John Lubbock
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In news:

Louise Scheuer, Department of Anatomy & Developmental Biology, University College London, UK.
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In science:

Thus, developmental modularity improves evolvability and allows for the emergence of complex anatomies from genomes which need not be as complex. A study by Yang provides empirical evidence for the hypothesis that modularity confers evolvability.
The Emergence of Modularity in Biological Systems
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