metathetely

noun
me·​tath·​e·​tely | \ mə̇ˈtathəˌtelē \
plural -es

Definition of metathetely

1 : retardation of development in insect larvae without retardation of growth (as that resulting from the presence of various parasitic worms)

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History and Etymology for metathetely

Greek metathetos changed, changeable (verbal of metatithenai to transpose, change) + telos end, completion, maturity + English -y

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“Metathetely.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/metathetely. Accessed 1 Jul. 2022.

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