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?
These bones were correctly interpreted in taxonomic terms as soon as the idea of comparative anatomy was understood, but it took longer for their ecological significance to be realized.
American Anatomies does contain provocative and intelligent analyses of the work of Leslie Fiedler, the gender politics of Black Power, the psychodynamics of lynching, the interracial buddy film of the 1980s, and the nineteenth-century discipline of comparative anatomy; but it is not primarily or even convincingly a book about social struggle except in the most attenuated sense.
His early "Allgemeine Einleitung in die vergleichende Anatomie, ausgehend yon der Osteologie" (General Introduction to Comparative Anatomy, Based on Osteology; 1793) opens with the following theoretical claim: "Naturgeschichte beruht auf Vergleichung.
The units cover comparative anatomy and physiology, nutrition, diseases, surgery, and professionalism and careers.
Unusual extended fibular origin of the human soleus muscle: possible morpho-physiologic significance based on comparative anatomy. Clin Anat 2003; 16: 383-388.
Designed for neuroscientists and clinicians, the text covers the Reelin gene, its receptors, downstream effector molecules in Reelin signaling cascade, the chemistry and structure of Reelin, comparative anatomy of Reelin, the presence of Reelin in various body tissues, Reelin mutations, and abnormalities of Reelin production in neuropsychiatric disorders and cancer.
* apply knowledge and understanding of comparative anatomy to evolutionary adaptations of vertebrates.
Casting her research net widely (the range of material cited in the Notes at the end of the book is breathtaking), Ritvo has read on natural history, zoology, and comparative anatomy through breeding and hunting and into popular culture, all of which she covers in five chapters.

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