prothetely

noun pro·the·tely \ˈprōthəˌtelē\

Definition of prothetely

plural

-es

  1. :  relatively precocious differentiation of a structure that is usually associated with a later stage of development — compare hysterotely, neoteny

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Origin and Etymology of prothetely

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


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