metathetely

noun me·tath·e·tely \mə̇ˈtathəˌtelē\

Definition of metathetely

plural

-es

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

  2. 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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