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
Love words? You must — there are over 200,000 words in our free online dictionary, but you are looking for one that’s only in the Merriam-Webster Unabridged Dictionary.
Join MWU now and get access to America’s largest dictionary, with:
- 300,000 words that aren't in our free dictionary
- Expanded definitions, etymologies, and usage notes
- Advanced search features
- Ad free!
Origin and Etymology of hysterotely
Greek hysteros latter, later + telos end, completion, maturity + English -y — more at wheel
Seen and Heard
What made you want to look up hysterotely? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).