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Morphology (biology)

Index Morphology (biology)

Morphology is a branch of biology dealing with the study of the form and structure of organisms and their specific structural features. [1]

48 relations: Allometric engineering, Anatomy, Ancient Greek, Apoica flavissima, Aristotle's biology, Étienne Geoffroy Saint-Hilaire, Biology, Bone, Color, Comparative anatomy, Complex system, Convergent evolution, Cuvier–Geoffroy debate, Eidonomy, English-speaking world, Ernst Haeckel, Function (biology), Genetic testing, Georges Cuvier, Homology (biology), Insect morphology, Johann Wolfgang von Goethe, Karl Friedrich Burdach, Karl Gegenbaur, List of life sciences, Lorenz Oken, Mimicry, Molecule, Morphometrics, Neuromorphology, Organ (anatomy), Organism, Parallel evolution, Pattern, Phenetics, Phenotype, Phenotypic plasticity, Physiology, Plant morphology, Polymer, Richard Owen, RNA, Shape, Size, Species, Species complex, Structure, Taxon.

Allometric engineering

Allometric engineering is the process of experimentally shifting the scaling relationships, for body size or shape, in a population of organisms.

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Anatomy (Greek anatomē, “dissection”) is the branch of biology concerned with the study of the structure of organisms and their parts.

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Ancient Greek

The Ancient Greek language includes the forms of Greek used in ancient Greece and the ancient world from around the 9th century BC to the 6th century AD.

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Apoica flavissima

Apoica flavissima is a paper wasp found primarily in South America.

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Aristotle's biology

Aristotle's biology is the theory of biology, grounded in systematic observation and collection of data, mainly zoological, embodied in Aristotle's books on the science.

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Étienne Geoffroy Saint-Hilaire

Étienne Geoffroy Saint-Hilaire (15 April 1772 – 19 June 1844) was a French naturalist who established the principle of "unity of composition".

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Biology is the natural science that studies life and living organisms, including their physical structure, chemical composition, function, development and evolution.

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A bone is a rigid organ that constitutes part of the vertebrate skeleton.

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Color (American English) or colour (Commonwealth English) is the characteristic of human visual perception described through color categories, with names such as red, orange, yellow, green, blue, or purple.

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Comparative anatomy

Comparative anatomy is the study of similarities and differences in the anatomy of different species.

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Complex system

A complex system is a system composed of many components which may interact with each other.

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Convergent evolution

Convergent evolution is the independent evolution of similar features in species of different lineages.

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Cuvier–Geoffroy debate

The Cuvier–Geoffroy debate of 1830 was a scientific debate between the two French naturalists Georges Cuvier and Étienne Geoffroy Saint-Hilaire.

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Eidonomy is the study of the external appearance of an organism.

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English-speaking world

Approximately 330 to 360 million people speak English as their first language.

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Ernst Haeckel

Ernst Heinrich Philipp August Haeckel (16 February 1834 – 9 August 1919) was a German biologist, naturalist, philosopher, physician, professor, marine biologist, and artist who discovered, described and named thousands of new species, mapped a genealogical tree relating all life forms, and coined many terms in biology, including anthropogeny, ecology, phylum, phylogeny, and Protista. Haeckel promoted and popularised Charles Darwin's work in Germany and developed the influential but no longer widely held recapitulation theory ("ontogeny recapitulates phylogeny") claiming that an individual organism's biological development, or ontogeny, parallels and summarises its species' evolutionary development, or phylogeny.

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Function (biology)

In biology, function has been defined in many ways.

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Genetic testing

Genetic testing, also known as DNA testing, allows the determination of bloodlines and the genetic diagnosis of vulnerabilities to inherited diseases.

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Georges Cuvier

Jean Léopold Nicolas Frédéric, Baron Cuvier (23 August 1769 – 13 May 1832), known as Georges Cuvier, was a French naturalist and zoologist, sometimes referred to as the "founding father of paleontology".

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Homology (biology)

In biology, homology is the existence of shared ancestry between a pair of structures, or genes, in different taxa.

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Insect morphology

Insect morphology is the study and description of the physical form of insects.

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Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

Johann Wolfgang von Goethe (28 August 1749 – 22 March 1832) was a German writer and statesman.

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Karl Friedrich Burdach

Karl Friedrich Burdach (12 June 1776 – 16 July 1847) was a German physiologist.

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Karl Gegenbaur

Karl Gegenbaur (21 August 1826 – 14 June 1903)"Karl Gegenbaur - Encyclopædia Britannica" (biography), Encyclopædia Britannica, 2006, Britannica.com.

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List of life sciences

The life sciences or biological sciences comprise the branches of science that involve the scientific study of life and organisms – such as microorganisms, plants, and animals including human beings – as well as related considerations like bioethics.

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Lorenz Oken

Lorenz Oken (1 August 1779 – 11 August 1851) was a German naturalist, botanist, biologist, and ornithologist.

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In evolutionary biology, mimicry is a similarity of one organism, usually an animal, to another that has evolved because the resemblance is selectively favoured by the behaviour of a shared signal receiver that can respond to both.

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A molecule is an electrically neutral group of two or more atoms held together by chemical bonds.

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Morphometrics (from Greek μορϕή morphe, "shape, form", and -μετρία metria, "measurement") or morphometry refers to the quantitative analysis of form, a concept that encompasses size and shape.

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Neuromorphology (from Greek νεῦρον, neuron, "nerve"; μορφή, morphé, "form"; -λογία, -logia, “study of”) is the study of nervous system form, shape, and structure.

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Organ (anatomy)

Organs are collections of tissues with similar functions.

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In biology, an organism (from Greek: ὀργανισμός, organismos) is any individual entity that exhibits the properties of life.

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Parallel evolution

Parallel evolution is the development of a similar trait in related, but distinct, species descending from the same ancestor, but from different clades.

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A pattern is a discernible regularity in the world or in a manmade design.

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In biology, phenetics (phainein - to appear), also known as taximetrics, is an attempt to classify organisms based on overall similarity, usually in morphology or other observable traits, regardless of their phylogeny or evolutionary relation.

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A phenotype is the composite of an organism's observable characteristics or traits, such as its morphology, development, biochemical or physiological properties, behavior, and products of behavior (such as a bird's nest).

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Phenotypic plasticity

Phenotypic plasticity refers to some of the changes in an organism's behavior, morphology and physiology in response to a unique environment.

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Physiology is the scientific study of normal mechanisms, and their interactions, which work within a living system.

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Plant morphology

Plant morphology or phytomorphology is the study of the physical form and external structure of plants.

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A polymer (Greek poly-, "many" + -mer, "part") is a large molecule, or macromolecule, composed of many repeated subunits.

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Richard Owen

Sir Richard Owen (20 July 1804 – 18 December 1892) was an English biologist, comparative anatomist and paleontologist.

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Ribonucleic acid (RNA) is a polymeric molecule essential in various biological roles in coding, decoding, regulation, and expression of genes.

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A shape is the form of an object or its external boundary, outline, or external surface, as opposed to other properties such as color, texture or material composition.

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Size is the magnitude or dimensions of a thing.

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In biology, a species is the basic unit of classification and a taxonomic rank, as well as a unit of biodiversity, but it has proven difficult to find a satisfactory definition.

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Species complex

In biology, a species complex is a group of closely related species that are very similar in appearance to the point that the boundaries between them are often unclear.

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Structure is an arrangement and organization of interrelated elements in a material object or system, or the object or system so organized.

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In biology, a taxon (plural taxa; back-formation from taxonomy) is a group of one or more populations of an organism or organisms seen by taxonomists to form a unit.

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[1] https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Morphology_(biology)

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