from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. The act of throwing light upon something; elucidation.
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Did “Darwin fail” when plausible molecular mechanisms for changes in hox gene regulation were discovered that enabled the illucidation of pathways for changes in development that could generate the diversity we see today in arthropods?
-- As an illucidation of its origin, we will recur back to an event which happened some days previous.
A Journal of a Young Man of Massachusetts, 2nd ed. Late A Surgeon On Board An American Privateer, Who Was Captured At Sea By The British, In May, Eighteen Hundred And Thirteen, And Was Confined First, At Melville Island, Halifax, Then At Chatham, In England ... And Last, At Dartmoor Prison. Interspersed With Observations, Anecdotes And Remarks, Tending To Illustrate The Moral And Political Characters Of Three Nations. To Which Is Added, A Correct Engraving Of Dartmoor Prison, Representing The Massacre Of American Prisoners, Written By Himself.
"Wather!" said Mat -- "a drink of wather, if it's to be had for love or money, or I'll split wid druth -- I'm all in a state of conflagration; and my head -- by the sowl of Newton, the inventor of fluxions, but my head is a complete illucidation of the centrifugal motion, so it is.