ctetology

noun
cte·​tol·​o·​gy | \ tə̇ˈtäləjē \
plural -es

Definition of ctetology

: a branch of biology that deals with the origin and development of acquired characters

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History and Etymology for ctetology

cteto- (from Greek ktētos that may be acquired, from ktasthai to acquire) + -logy

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“Ctetology.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/ctetology. Accessed 25 May. 2022.

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