Also referred to as biogenetic law, the theory states that embryonic development of an organism will mirror the evolutionary development of the species. The theory was abandoned early in the 1900's after no such parallels were shown.

RECAPITULATION THEORY: "Recapitulation theory has been abandoned and is no longer considered valid."
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