dysteleology

noun
dys·​teleology | \"+\

Definition of dysteleology 

1 : absence of purpose in nature especially as manifested in rudimentary or nonfunctional structures also : the doctrine of purposelessness in nature — compare teleology

2a : frustration or evasion of a normal functional end

b : a vestigial organ

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History and Etymology for dysteleology

German dysteleologie, from dys- + teleologie teleology

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