eutely

noun

eu·​tely
ˈyütᵊlē;
ˈyüˌtelē
plural -es
: the condition of having a body made up of a constant number of cells (as in certain rotifers and some lower worms)

Word History

Etymology

probably from German eutelie, from Greek euteleia thrift, economy, from eutelēs cheap, frugal, from eu- + telēs (from telos end, toll, expenditure)

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“Eutely.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/eutely. Accessed 15 Apr. 2024.

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