hypertely

noun

hy·​per·​tely
hīˈpərtᵊlē;
ˈhīpərˌtelē
plural -es
: an extreme degree of imitative coloration or ornamentation not explainable on the ground of utility

Word History

Etymology

International Scientific Vocabulary hyper- + tel- (end) + -y

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“Hypertely.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/hypertely. Accessed 21 Apr. 2024.

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