noun hys·ter·o·tely \ˈhistərōˌtelē\

Definition of hysterotely



  1. :  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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Origin and Etymology of hysterotely

Greek hysteros latter, later + telos end, completion, maturity + English -y — more at wheel

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to cast off or become cast off

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