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Darwinism Tweet Definition of Darwinism Like Definition of Darwinism on Facebook
noun
  1. The principles of natural selection set out by w:Charles Darwin, Charles Darwin in the Origin of Species (1859) and other writings.
  2. The evolution and common ancestry of all living and extinct species resulting from gradual evolutionary mechanisms such as natural selection.
deflected Tweet Definition of deflected Like Definition of deflected on Facebook
verb
  1. (past of, deflect)
degenerate Tweet Definition of degenerate Like Definition of degenerate on Facebook
noun
  1. One is degenerate, who has fallen from previous stature.
You are a , boy. You're a disgrace to your ancestors.
adjective
  1. (of qualities) having deteriorated, degraded or fallen from normal, coherent, balanced and desire, desirable to an undesirable and typically abnormal
  2. (of a human or system) having lost good or desirable qualities
  3. (of an encoding or function) having multiple domain elements correspond to one element of the range
''The genetic code is degenerate because a single amino acid can be coded by one of several codon, codons.
  1. (math) a degenerate case is a limiting case in which a class of object changes its nature so as to belong to another, usually simpler, class.
dehiscence Tweet Definition of dehiscence Like Definition of dehiscence on Facebook
noun
  1. Opening, gaping, in a general sense.
  2. (botany) The bursting of seed-pods, capsules etc.
  3. (medicine) A rupture, as with a surgical wound opening up, often with a flow of serous fluid.
dendrochronology Tweet Definition of dendrochronology Like Definition of dendrochronology on Facebook
noun
  1. (biology),(archaeology) The science that uses the spacing between the annual growth-rings of trees to date their exact year of formation.
dendrology Tweet Definition of dendrology Like Definition of dendrology on Facebook
noun
  1. the study of trees and other woody plants
diagnose Tweet Definition of diagnose Like Definition of diagnose on Facebook
verb (diagnos, ing)
  1. (context, transitive, medicine) To determine the root cause of (a disease).
diagnosis Tweet Definition of diagnosis Like Definition of diagnosis on Facebook
noun (diagnoses)
  1. (medicine) The identification of the nature and cause of an illness.
  2. The identification of the nature and cause of something (of any nature).

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