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developmental biology

the branch of biology dealing with the processes of growth and change that transform an organism from a fertilized egg or asexual reproductive unit, as a spore or gemmule, to an adult.
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1970-75 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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developmental biology definition

The study of the processes by which an organism develops from a zygote to its full structure. This field includes the study of cellular differentiation as well as body structure development. (See also embryology.)

The American Heritage® New Dictionary of Cultural Literacy, Third Edition
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