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  • embryo — noun basis for development, beginning, bud, commencement, earliest stage, fetus, first stage, genesis, germ, immature stage, inchoation, incipience, incipient organism, origin, origination, partus, rudiment, rudimentary state, seed, source, start …   Law dictionary

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  • evolution — evolutional, adj. evolutionally, adv. /ev euh looh sheuhn/ or, esp. Brit., /ee veuh /, n. 1. any process of formation or growth; development: the evolution of a language; the evolution of the airplane. 2. a product of such development; something… …   Universalium

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  • heredity — /heuh red i tee/, n., pl. heredities. Biol. 1. the transmission of genetic characters from parents to offspring: it is dependent upon the segregation and recombination of genes during meiosis and fertilization and results in the genesis of a new… …   Universalium

  • Species problem — The species problem is a mixture of difficult, related questions that often come up when biologists identify species and when they define the word species .One common but sometimes difficult question is how best to decide just which particular… …   Wikipedia

  • mimicry — /mim ik ree/, n., pl. mimicries. 1. the act, practice, or art of mimicking. 2. Biol. the close external resemblance of an organism, the mimic, to some different organism, the model, such that the mimic benefits from the mistaken identity, as… …   Universalium

  • taxonomy — taxonomic /tak seuh nom ik/, taxonomical, adj. taxonomically, adv. taxonomist, taxonomer, n. /tak son euh mee/, n. 1. the science or technique of classification. 2. Biol. the science dealing with the description, identification, naming, and… …   Universalium

  • Health and Disease — ▪ 2009 Introduction Food and Drug Safety.       In 2008 the contamination of infant formula and related dairy products with melamine in China led to widespread health problems in children, including urinary problems and possible renal tube… …   Universalium

  • Creationism — • (1) In the widest sense, the doctrine that the material of the universe was created by God out of no pre existing subject (2) Less widely, the doctrine that the various species of living beings were immediately and directly created or produced… …   Catholic encyclopedia

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