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de·vel·op·men·tal grooves

fine lines found in the enamel of a tooth that mark the junction of the lobes of the crown in its development.
Synonym(s): developmental lines

de·vel·op·men·tal grooves

(dĕ-vel'ŏp-men'tăl grūvz)
Fine lines found in the enamel of a tooth that mark the junction of the lobes of the crown in its development.
Synonym(s): developmental lines.

de·vel·op·men·tal grooves

(dĕ-vel'ŏp-men'tăl grūvz)
Fine lines in tooth enamel that mark junction of lobes of crown in its development.
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The second digit describes the type of hypoplasia:0: linear transverse and encircling lesion occurring along the developmental lines of enamel; 1: roughly round or oblong lesion presenting plane or concave area with an opaque white or brown shade measuring 1 to 5 mm in diameter.
To study the origin of worker developmental lines, different characters were measured.
Developmental lines can be looked at as a series of questions that life asks us again and again.
Examples of these developmental lines include cognitive development, psycho-sexual development, personality development, psychosocial development, moral development, emotional and social intelligence, and multiple other intelligences.
Almost all behaviors youth demonstrate can and should be assessed along these developmental lines before conclusions are made about psychopathology.
This conceptual refinement indicates developmental lines rooted in childhood wherein children must establish a foundation of (a) concern about the future, (b) control over their lives, (c) curiosity about occupational careers, and (d) confidence to construct a future and deal with career barriers (Savickas, 2002a, 2005b).
Some of these developmental lines are cognition, self-identity, object relations, morality, role taking, psychosexuality, emotion or affect, creativity, aesthetics, altruism, interpersonal, spiritual, values, needs, and worldviews.
And, like all other developmental lines, the line of ultimate concern will itself unfold through the same general expanding spheres of consciousness from preconventional concern (egocentric), to conventional concern (sociocentric), to postconventional concern (worldcentric), to post-postconventional concern (bodhisattvic).
In any case, as this example indicates, just as the objects of joy vary across time and space, depending on the context of some culturally specific symbol system or set of systems, so the feeling of joy itself is nuanced along cultural lines and within specific cultures along developmental lines.
As human beings we seem to be driven to categorizing aspects of the world into neat boxes -- the popular, the literary, the folk, the oral, and the literate -- developmental lines and sociocultural boxes.
This framework provides four developmental lines of career adaptability, some of which reflect on earlier theoretical formulations, such as the concept of career control and Roe's (1956) earlier work on parent-child relationships.
In this article, we provide a summary of the self-system, discuss the dynamics of healthy growth and psychogenic pathology, illustrate the relationship between the self-system and related developmental lines, and then conclude with a general discussion of clinical applications.

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