bradytely

noun
bra·​dy·​tely | \ ˈbrādə̇ˌtelē \
plural -es

Definition of bradytely

: arrested evolution or evolution at very slow rates outside the rate distribution usual for a given group of plants or animals — compare horotely, tachytely

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History and Etymology for bradytely

brady- + -tely (irregular from Greek telos end, consummation, degree of completion, state of maturity)

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“Bradytely.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/bradytely. Accessed 22 Oct. 2020.

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