Sentence Examples


  • Spencer), as in the Araneae and Opiliones, and, on the other hand, may terminate in simplification and degeneration, as in the Acari.
  • A survey of the vegetable kingdom indicates that evolution has proceeded, on the whole, from the simple to the complex; at the same time, as has been already mentioned, evidence of reduction or degeneration in common.
  • The variety of special developments of structure accompanying the atrophy of typical organs in the Opisthobranchia and general degeneration of organization is very great.
  • So, too, degeneration is not to be lightly assumed as the explanation of a simplicity of structure.
  • There is a very definite criterion of the simplicity due to degeneration, which can in most cases be applied.