evolutionary

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body parts corresponding in function but not evolutionary origin analogous
use of data (e.g. cytogenetic or biochemical) to assess taxonomic relations especially within an evolutionary framework biosystematics , biosystematy
introduction during embryonic development of characters or structure not present in the earlier evolutionary history of the strain or species (as addition of the placenta in mammalian evolution) caenogenesis , cainogenesis , cenogenesis , kainogenesis , kenogenesis
system of biological taxonomy based on the quantitative analysis of comparative data and used to reconstruct cladograms summarizing the (assumed) phylogenetic relations and evolutionary history of groups of organisms cladistic analysis , cladistics
(biology) the sequence of events involved in the evolutionary development of a species or taxonomic group of organisms evolution , organic evolution , phylogenesis , phylogeny
general direction of evolutionary change evolutionary trend
school of 19th century German economists and legal philosophers who tried to explain modern economic systems in evolutionary or historical terms historical school
body parts corresponding in evolutionary origin but not function homologous
related in structure and evolutionary origin homologous
evolutionary trend to be born earlier so that development is cut off at an earlier stage and juvenile characteristics are retained in adults of the species neoteny
evolutionary development of individual ontogeny
emergence during embryonic development of various characters or structures that appeared during the evolutionary history of the strain or species palingenesis , recapitulation
evolutionary development of species phylogenesis , phylogeny
species, evolutionary development and history of a phylogeny
theory of evolution holding that evolutionary change in the fossil record came in fits and starts rather than in a steady process of slow change punctuated equilibrium , theory of punctuated equilibrium
moderate evolutionary form of Marxism revisionism
branch of biology that conducts comparative studies of the social organization of animals (including human beings) with regard to its evolutionary history sociobiology
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