Example sentences for: accretion

How can you use “accretion” in a sentence? Here are some example sentences to help you improve your vocabulary:

  • Over the decades, the Santa myth grew by accretion, adding layer after layer of sweet detail.

  • (Clinton skillfully augmented this process by pacing any admissions he has been forced to make, so that each new one was just a small accretion on a large pile of old news.)

  • One of the early insights gained from comparative genomics was domain accretion [ 6 ] . From prokaryotes to eukaryotes, the number of domains increases.

  • Furthermore, accretion of multiple domains appears to be one of the important routes for increasing functional complexity in the evolution of multicellular eukaryotes [ 7, 8, 9].

  • Thus, while 'moron accretion' has been proposed as a key mechanism of phage evolution [ 22 ] , this process may also contribute to some extent to the evolution of bacterial genomes and to their adaptation to new habitats.


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