Definition of metathetely
1 : retardation of development in insect larvae without retardation of growth (as that resulting from the presence of various parasitic worms)
2 : hysterotely
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Origin and Etymology of metathetely
Greek metathetos changed, changeable (verbal of metatithenai to transpose, change) + telos end, completion, maturity + English -y — more at wheel
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