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congenital absence of the heart (as in the development of some monsters) acardia
absence of the head (as in the development of some monsters) acephalia , acephalism , acephaly
highest level or degree attainable; the highest stage of development acme , elevation , height , meridian , peak , pinnacle , summit , superlative , tiptop , top
immunity to a particular disease that is not innate but has been acquired during life; immunity can be acquired by the development of antibodies after an attack of an infectious disease or by a pregnant mother passing antibodies through the placenta to a acquired immunity
New Testament book describing the development of the early church from Christ's Ascension to Paul's sojourn at Rome Acts , Acts of the Apostles
development of many different forms from an originally homogeneous group of organisms as they fill different ecological niches adaptive radiation
change for the better; progress in development advance , betterment , improvement
agency of the Intelligence Community that conducts advanced research and development related to information technology Advanced Research and Development Activity , ARDA
gradual improvement or growth or development advancement , progress
imperfect development; nondevelopment of a part agenesia , agenesis
state of agitation or turbulent change or development agitation , ferment , fermentation , tempestuousness , unrest
Russian physicist whose research into ways of moving electrons around atoms led to the development of masers and lasers for producing high-intensity radiation (1916-2002) Aleksandr Mikjailovich Prokhorov , Aleksandr Prokhorov , Prokhorov
French psychologist remembered for his studies of the intellectual development of children (1857-1911) Alfred Binet , Binet
higher vertebrates (reptiles, birds and mammals) possessing an amnion during development Amniota
(psychoanalysis) a personality characterized by meticulous neatness and suspicion and reserve; said to be formed in early childhood by fixation during the anal stage of development (usually as a consequence of toilet training) anal personality , anal retentive personality
(psychoanalysis) the second sexual and social stage of a child's development during which bowel control is learned anal phase , anal stage
defect in brain development resulting in small or missing brain hemispheres anencephalia , anencephaly
organ in its earliest stage of development; the foundation for subsequent development anlage , primordium
origin and development of humans, scientific study of anthropogenesis
study of the development of human beings anthropology
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