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SyntheticHow Life Got Made$
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Sophia Roosth

Print publication date: 2017

Print ISBN-13: 9780226440323

Published to Chicago Scholarship Online: September 2017

DOI: 10.7208/chicago/9780226440637.001.0001

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Life Embryonic and Prophetic

Life Embryonic and Prophetic

(p.146) Interlude Six Life Embryonic and Prophetic

Sophia Roosth

University of Chicago Press

syn·thet·ic (sĭn-thĕt’ĭk)


(In most senses opposed to EMBRYONIC and PROPHETIC adj.)

6. Biol. Multiple senses.

a. Pertaining to the theory by which primitive organisms exhibit in combination characteristics that appear singularly in later types.

1849 LOUIS AGASSIZ Twelve Lectures on Comparative Embryology Synthetic types are those which combine in a well balanced measure features of several types occurring as distinct, only at a later time. Sauroid Fishes and Ichthyosauri are more distinctly synthetic than prophetic types....

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