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
2 a :frustration or evasion of a normal functional end
b :a vestigial organ

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Origin and Etymology of dysteleology

German dysteleologie, from dys- + teleologie teleology


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