Etymology
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synapsis (n.)
plural synapses, 1895 in cellular biology, Modern Latin, from Greek synapsis "connection, junction" (see synapse).
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-gamy 
word-forming element meaning "marriage" in anthropology and "fertilization" in biology, from Greek -gamia, from gamos "marriage" (see gamete).
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diploid (adj.)

in cellular biology, "having two homologous sets of chromosomes," 1908, from German (1905), from Greek diploos "double, twofold," (see diplo-) + eidos "form" (see -oid).

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biomedical (adj.)
also bio-medical, "pertaining to both biology and medicine," 1961, from bio- + medical (adj.).
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symbiotic (adj.)
1882, in biology, from stem of symbiosis + -ic. Of human activities from 1951. Related: Symbiotical; symbiotically.
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vestigial (adj.)
1850, "like a mere trace of what has been," originally in biology, from vestige + -al (1).
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syncytial (adj.)
1895, "pertaining to a syncytium" (1877), Modern Latin, from Greek syn "together" (see syn-) + kytos "receptacle, vessel," used in biology for "cell" (see cyto-).
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-plasia 
word-forming element in biology and medicine denoting "formation, growth, development," from Modern Latin -plasia, from Greek plasis "molding, formation," from plassein "to mold" (see plasma).
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suborder (n.)
also sub-order, 1807 in biology; 1834 in architecture, from sub- + order (n.). Related: Subordinal.
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arrested (adj.)

"halted, stopped," 1610s, past-participle adjective from arrest (v.). Arrested development is attested from 1859 in evolutionary biology.

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