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date: 12 August 2020

acceleration 

Source:
A Dictionary of Biology
Author(s):
Robert HineRobert Hine

A form of *heterochrony in which, during the course of evolution, the rate of development of an organism is speeded up and new stages are added to the end of the ancestral developmental sequence without prolonging the total development time. The morphological outcome is an example of ... ...

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