coalescence coalescence  /ˌkoʊ ə ˈlɛ səns/


  • (n) the union of diverse things into one body or form or group; the growing together of parts

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  1. "I think we certainly are frustrated," Wolff said. "I think there's a sense of frustration and the coalescence within the council that the time is running out and we need to move forward."
    on Feb 6, 2007 By: Alejandro Wolff Source: Washington Post

  2. "Their technique of reading population history by using coalescence rates to analyze genetic data is very impressive - innovative anthropology and edge-of-the-seat population study," said Henry C. Harpending, Ph.D., a distinguished professor and...
    on Feb 13, 2008 By: Henry Harpending Source: Science Daily (press release)

  3. "He (Adam) is the coalescence point of all the genetic diversity found in the world's disparate peoples," said Dr. Spencer Wells, geneticist and director of the Genographic Project, a five year study.
    on Jul 4, 2010 By: Spencer Wells Source: Enterprise News

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