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Applied to features possessed by a group of biological organisms that distinguish those organisms from others descended from the same ancestor. The term means ‘new-featured’ and refers to ‘derived’ characters which have appeared during the course of evolution.

Subjects: Biological Sciences — Medicine and Health.


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