hysterotely

noun
hys·ter·o·tely | \ ˈhistərōˌtelē \
plural -es

Definition of hysterotely 

: relatively retarded differentiation of a structure or organ so that it shows a form usually associated with a stage of development earlier than that shown by the individual plant or animal as a whole — compare prothetely

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History and Etymology for hysterotely

Greek hysteros latter, later + telos end, completion, maturity + English -y

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