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teleonomy

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noun te·le·on·o·my \ˌtel-ē-ˈän-ə-mē, ˌtēl-\

Medical Definition of teleonomy

plural teleonomies

  1. :  the quality of apparent purposefulness of structure or function in living organisms that derives from their evolutionary adaptation

teleonomic \ˌtel-ē-ə-ˈnäm-ik, ˌtēl-\play play adjective



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