bradytely

noun

bra·​dy·​tely
ˈbrādə̇ˌtelē
plural -es
: arrested evolution or evolution at very slow rates outside the rate distribution usual for a given group of plants or animals compare horotely, tachytely

Word History

Etymology

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 21 May. 2024.

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