noun hor·o·tely

Definition of horotely



  1. :  biological evolution at rates within the range or rate distribution usual for a given group of plants or animals — compare bradytely, tachytely

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Origin and Etymology of horotely

Greek horos boundary, limit + telos end, consummation, degree of completion, state of maturity + English -y — more at horizon, wheel

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capable of being understood in two ways

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