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Medicine is not my field, but I want to point out two things: The former words have latin roots, and historically latin was the international language of science. Therefore, nomenclature in different scientific fields are often based on latin. The former words describe tissues and the related functions/processes (e.g. renal = kidney + related tissues + ...


Gradualism is the view that large-scale changes occurs by the accumulated effects of small changes over long periods of time, rather than by rare cataclysmic events of massive effect. Uniformitarianism is the view that the same forces that shaped the world in the past continue to operate today. Historically, uniformitarianism has often included aspects of ...

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