Animal Morphology


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Morphology, Animal

 

the study of the form and structure of animal organisms in their individual (ontogenetic) and historical, or evolutionary (phylogenetic), development. Animal morphology comprises anatomy, comparative anatomy, histology, cytology, and embryology. Morphological methods of research are also widely used in other biological disciplines, such as zoology and paleontology.

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In contrast, Albert interprets the work as a dialectical series of comparative descriptions collating the data of animal morphology and behavior as a preliminary to causal explanation.
Laboratory of Anatomy, Department of Animal Morphology and Physiology, Faculty of Agrarian and Veterinary Sciences of Jaboticabal/UNESP, Brazil.