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Dollo law


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The proposition that a structure or function lost in the course of evolution is never regained in its original form, and that in this sense evolution is irreversible. [Named after the Belgian palaeontologist Louis Antoine Marie Joseph Dollo (1857–1931) who propounded it in 1893]

Subjects: Biological Sciences.


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