comparative anatomy


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Noun1.Comparative anatomy - the study of anatomical features of animals of different speciescomparative anatomy - the study of anatomical features of animals of different species
anatomy, general anatomy - the branch of morphology that deals with the structure of animals
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Do you know the altogether of comparative anatomy and can say wherefore the qualities of brutes are in some men, and not in others?
He had brought back much scientific information from South Africa, and many a charming evening we have spent together discussing the comparative anatomy of the Bushman and the Hottentot.
Is it possible that you do not know the elementary fact in comparative anatomy, that the wing of a bird is really the forearm, while the wing of a bat consists of three elongated fingers with membranes between?
Comparative anatomy was a key element in Darwin's theory of natural selection, which he related to the world in 1859 with the publication of "On the Origin of Species.
The first is called Zoological Medicine and the other is called Comparative Anatomy.
Two students were working on a geology project in the quarry when they noticed pieces of bone sticking out of the rocks," said Professor Liston, who is presenting details of his team's discovery at the Symposium on Vertebrate Palaeontology and Comparative Anatomy in Edinburgh.
This reference for students and researchers in primatology, comparative anatomy, and zoology offers a photographic and descriptive musculoskeletal atlas of the genus Pongo, based on dissections of five adult and juvenile orangutans.
Next up, he pays a visit to the Grant Museum of Zoology and Comparative Anatomy, which houses 67,000 animal specimens, some of which are very rare and have only recently come to light, and the Magic Circle Museum which displays an array of historical props and tricks.
Medicine was a prime site for the exploration of racial differences--through investigations into pathological anatomy and comparative anatomy, for example--and yet, contemporary strictures on hygiene and education in medicine rested on the belief that all races were capable of learning.
As a long historiography on the rise of American race science has detailed, the late eighteenth-century shift from natural history to comparative anatomy had a dramatic impact on the study of human difference, helping to usher in increasingly biological theories of race in the antebellum period, theories rooted in the physiology and morphology of the body.
Vestigiality, like irreversibility, is at best a hypothesis to be tested against competing ones, rather than a rule of comparative anatomy.
These reports are still noted in new editions of comparative anatomy textbooks (Kardong and Zalisko, 2009: 174).

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