evolutionary biology

the branches of biology that deal with the processes of change in populations of organisms, especially taxonomy, paleontology, ethology, population genetics, and ecology.
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Main Entry:  evolutionary biology
Part of Speech:  n
Definition:  a branch of biology investigating the evolution of organisms, esp. in the areas of molecular and microbial evolution, behavior, genetics, ecology, life histories, development, paleontology, systematics, and morphology
Usage:  science
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Before long, kin selection was a cornerstone of evolutionary biology.
She is currently studying evolutionary biology and its relevance to nutrition
  and overall health.
Evolutionary biology is buzzing with genuine advances.
Geological dynamism forms the park's primary natural theme, followed closely by
  evolutionary biology.
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