Morphology, Animal

The following article is from The Great Soviet Encyclopedia (1979). It might be outdated or ideologically biased.

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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