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[L. evolutio, unrolling] The accumulation over time of sufficient heritable changes within the germ cells of organisms to significantly change their adult forms. More generally, any orderly and gradual process of modification whereby a system, whether physical, chemical, social, or intellectual, becomes more highly organized.
Venes, Donald, editor. "Evolution." Taber's Medical Dictionary, 23rd ed., F.A. Davis Company, 2017. Nursing Central, nursing.unboundmedicine.com/nursingcentral/view/Tabers-Dictionary/768641/all/evolution.
Evolution. In: Venes D, ed. Taber's Medical Dictionary. 23rd ed. F.A. Davis Company; 2017. https://nursing.unboundmedicine.com/nursingcentral/view/Tabers-Dictionary/768641/all/evolution. Accessed August 21, 2019.
Evolution. (2017). In Venes, D. (Ed.), Taber's Medical Dictionary. Available from https://nursing.unboundmedicine.com/nursingcentral/view/Tabers-Dictionary/768641/all/evolution
Evolution [Internet]. In: Venes D, editors. Taber's Medical Dictionary. F.A. Davis Company; 2017. [cited 2019 August 21]. Available from: https://nursing.unboundmedicine.com/nursingcentral/view/Tabers-Dictionary/768641/all/evolution.
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