meaning of arrested development

arrested development meaning in General Dictionary

an unusual state which development has actually ended prematurely

Sentence Examples with the word arrested development

In the course of this evolution there were many cases of arrest or degradation, and one of the most novel of the ideas of Fiirbringer, and one now accepted by not a few anatomists, was that the ratites or ostrich-like birds were not a natural group but a set of stages of arrested development or of partial degradation.

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