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 of the Gastrointestinal Tract in Eutheria: Taxonomy, Biogeography and Food; Volume 2: Laurasiatheria, General Discussion
Comparative Literature was born at a time when comparative reasoning prevailed as a trend of thought in the nineteenth century and when disciplines that shared the same title such as Comparative Anatomy, Comparative Religion and Comparative Linguistics were just beginning.
His own team's work, presented in September at the Symposium on Vertebrate Palaeontology and Comparative Anatomy in Birmingham, UK, have found that hatchling fossils of two other pterosaur species do look flight-ready, with bones that appear robust and have high bending strength.
Rubens likely saw a pair of stuffed hippopotami while he was traveling in Italy, and Margocsy states that the artist relied on "his knowledge of comparative anatomy to recreate the musculature of the animal.
Anomalous bile ducts in man, based on a study of comparative anatomy.
He talks to the paleontologists studying the fossils along with comparative anatomy experts and looks at what the bones reveal about the lives of these dinosaurs with the help of 3D scanning, CGI visuals and animation.
This study was supported by University of Tlemcen (Algeria) and the Museum of Comparative Anatomy of Paris (France).
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.

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