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Definition of the adjective neotenic

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  1. of or relating to or characterized by neoteny

Alternative definition of the adjective neotenic


  1. Exhibiting neoteny.

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Google previewElsevier's Dictionary of Herpetological and Related Terminology (2005)

by D.C. Wareham

NEOTENE See NEOTENIC. NEOTENIC Describing an organism or species that is sexually mature and capable of reproduction but retaining the appearance, form and habits of the larva. Such an animal is called a 'neotene' NEOTENY The ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Caves (2012)

by William B. White, David C. Culver

The species comprises both strictly aquatic neotenic populations and more terrestrial metamorphic populations.

Google previewDictionary of Developmental Biology and Embryology (2012)

by Frank J. Dye

The character that was embryonic or juvenile in the ancestor becomes adult in the descendant; the neotenic salamanders (e.g., Necturus) are excellent examples; phylogenetic change in which adults retain juvenile characters. pair- rule genes ...

Google previewAne's Encyclopedic Dictionary of General & Applied Entomology (2009)

by Manjit Singh Dhooria

Nerve Neotenic: Retaining features of the immature stages in the adult. Neotenin: A substance better known as juvenile hormone secreted by the corpus allatum of larval insects. It seems to maintain the juvenile characters of the larva after ...

Google previewA Dictionary of Entomology (2011)

Colonies can be formed by 'breaking off' with developing reproductives used as neotenic queens. Syn. Giant Northern Termite. See Mastotermitidae. GIANT THRIPS Idolothrips spectrum Haliday [Thysanoptera: Phlaeothripidae]. (Australia. ) ...

Google previewRoutledge Encyclopedia of International Political Economy: Entries P-Z (2001)

by R. J. Barry Jones

Post- 1988 transnational trade and investment agreements, however, recognized only the neotenic sense ( 1 ) of the public sector and excluded all rights to ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Marine Mammals (2009)

by William F. Perrin, Bernd Wursig, J.G.M. 'Hans' Thewissen

The adult skull retains neotenic features. The number of nasal bones/ depressions on each side of the skull vertex varies from 0 to 6, with a mean of 2.9 . The nasal bones are nodular in appearance, often with at least two nasals on each side of ...

Google previewFlip Dictionary (2002)

by Barbara Kipfer

beneficiary, collector, fence, heir, recipient, telephone receiver of benefits, property: beneficiary receiver of stolen goods: fence recent: contemporary, current, fresh, late, modern, neo, neotenic, new, newfangled receptacle: basket, bin, bottle, ...

Google previewA Dictionary of Birds (2013)

by Bruce Campbell, Elizabeth Lack

Neotenic features of flightless rails (which also characterize other flightless birds and the RATITEs) include a keelless sternum, an obtuse angle between the scapula and coracoid, and a large opening of the ilioschiatic fenestra. Flight is an ...

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Scrabble value of N1E1O1T1E1N1I1C3

The value of this 8-letter word is 10 points. It is included in the first and second editions of the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.

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