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  • hysterotely — n. [Gr. hysteros, after; telos, end] (ARTHROPODA: Insecta) Retention of larval characteristics in pupa or adult; see neotony …   Dictionary of invertebrate zoology

  • hysterotely — ˈhistərōˌtelē noun ( es) Etymology: Greek hysteros latter, later + telos end, completion, maturity + English y more at wheel : relatively retarded differentiation of a structure or organ so that it shows a form usually associated with a stage of… …   Useful english dictionary

  • neoteiny — n. [Gr. neos, young; teinein, to extend] 1. A term referring to the condition in which the gonad completes its development prematurely before the normal differentiation of imaginal structures are completed; see hysterotely. 2. (ARTHROPODA)… …   Dictionary of invertebrate zoology

  • prothetely — n. [Gr. pro, before; theein, to run; telos, completion] 1. (ARTHROPODA) A neotenous adult arthropod having undergone less than the normal number of molts; see metathetely, hysterotely. 2. (ARTHROPODA: Insecta) Resulting in two pairs of fully… …   Dictionary of invertebrate zoology

  • υστεροτελεία — η, Ν ζωολ. το φαινόμενο τής διατήρησης ή τής εκδήλωσης προνυμφικών χαρακτηριστικών στη νύμφη ή στο τέλειο άτομο ή και η διατήρηση ή η εκδήλωση νυμφικών χαρακτηριστικών στο τέλειο άτομο. [ΕΤΥΜΟΛ. Αντιδάνεια λ., πρβλ. αγγλ. hysterotely] …   Dictionary of Greek

  • metathetely — mə̇ˈtathəˌtelē noun ( es) Etymology: Greek metathetos changed, changeable (verbal of metatithenai to transpose, change) + telos end, completion, maturity + English y more at wheel 1. : retardation of development in insect larvae without… …   Useful english dictionary

  • prothetely — ˈprōthəˌtelē noun ( es) Etymology: from (assumed) Greek prothetos (verbal of Greek protithenai to put before) + Greek telos end, completion, maturity + English y more at wheel : relatively precocious differentiation of a structure that is usually …   Useful english dictionary

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