What is Comparative Anatomy? - Definition & Examples


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What is a homologous structure?

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1. Which of the following describes the human appendix?

2. What is comparative anatomy?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

This quiz/worksheet breaks down key facets of comparative anatomy. Using this assessment you can get a read on how well you're able to define important terms and understand related anatomical concepts.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

This quiz/worksheet includes questions involving the following:

  • Homologous structures
  • The human appendix
  • Anatomical structures
  • Pelvic structures

Skills Practiced

  • Distinguishing differences - ensure that you can differentiate between the structures discussed in the lesson
  • Defining key concepts - make sure you can accurately define comparative anatomy as well as homologous structure
  • Making connections - use your understanding to match examples of anatomy with the appropriate structure

Additional Learning

To learn more about this subject, you can delve into the accompanying lesson called What is Comparative Anatomy? - Definition & Examples. This lesson consists of the following objectives:

  • Define evolution
  • Describe analogous structures
  • Familiarize yourself with the concept of convergent evolution
  • Understand the meaning of vestigial structures