plural -es
: relatively precocious differentiation of a structure that is usually associated with a later stage of development compare hysterotely, neoteny

Word History


from (assumed) Greek prothetos (verbal of Greek protithenai to put before) + Greek telos end, completion, maturity + English -y

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“Prothetely.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 30 Sep. 2023.

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