teleonomy


te·le·on·o·my

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

Definition of TELEONOMY

: the quality of apparent purposefulness of structure or function in living organisms that derives from their evolutionary adaptation
te·le·o·nom·ic \ˌtel-ē-ə-ˈnäm-ik, ˌtēl-\ adjective

Seen & Heard

What made you want to look up teleonomy? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).

Get Our Free Apps
Voice Search, Favorites,
Word of the Day, and More
Join Us on FB & Twitter
Get the Word of the Day and More