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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