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biogenetic law

biogenetic law in Medicine

biogenetic law n.
The theory that the stages in an organism's embryonic development and differentiation correspond to the stages of evolutionary development characteristic of the species. Also called Haeckel's law, law of recapitulation, recapitulation theory.

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