darwin

darwin

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English

Etymology

Named after Charles Darwin, coined by J.B.S. Haldane in 1949.

Noun

darwin (plural darwins)

  1. A unit of evolutionary change in evolutionary biology.
    • 2010, Sahotra Sarkar, Anya Plutynski, A Companion to the Philosophy of Biology (page 177)
      For instance, gradual change is relatively common in vertebrates (about .08 darwins), though some rapidly evolving vertebrates lineages show rates as high as 10 darwins, over short periods.

Derived terms

  • d (abbreviation)

Related terms

  • Darwin

See also

  • Darwin (unit) on Wikipedia.Wikipedia

Anagrams

  • draw in, drawin', indraw, inward

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