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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“Hysterotely.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/hysterotely. Accessed 14 Jun. 2021.

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