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Definition of the adjective neotenic
What does neotenic mean as an attribute of a noun?
- of or relating to or characterized by neoteny
Alternative definition of the adjective neotenic
- Exhibiting neoteny.
- synonym: pedomorphic
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by Maggenti Mary Ann, Maggenti Armand, Gardner Scott
neotenic a. neotrichy n. [Gr. neos, new; trichos, hair] (ARTHRO: Chelicerata) In Acari, secondary formation of setae by multiplication of primary setae in a given area. neotropical region A zoogeographical region extending south from the Mexican Plateau throughout Central America, the Caribbean and South America. neotype n. [Gr. neos, new; typos, type] A single specimen selected as the type ...
by Paras Nath
Ergatoid (also apterous neotenic): In termites, a supplementary reproductive derived from a worker, held in a state of arrested development and ...
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 condition in which the larval features are retained in the adult due to the larva's failure to metamorphose. The axolotl Ambystoma mexicanum is probably the most well-known example of an animal species that engages in neoteny. NEOTROPICAL ...
by John Gunn
Accordingly, neotenic salamanders that remain aquatic can exploit the more reliable food source. Climate may also have an influence on the development of neoteny. For example, the neotenic troglobite Eurycea tridentifera lives in caves of the ...
Encyclopedia of Caves (2012)
by William B. White, David C. Culver
The species comprises both strictly aquatic neotenic populations and more terrestrial metamorphic populations. Neotenic animals that inhabit caves are often pale, whereas those on the ...
are neotenic, ...
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 Drosophila genes (e.g., even-skipped and fushi tarazu), expressed in a series of seven transverse stripes in the blastoderm; each pair-rule gene being expressed in alternate parasegments. The parasegments of the embryo are delimited by the ...
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.
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 Drosophila genes (e.g., even‐skipped and fushi tarazu), expressed in a series of seven transverse stripes in the blastoderm, each pair‐rule gene being expressed in alternate parasegments. The parasegments of the embryo are delimited by the ...
by R. J. Barry Jones
Post- 1988 transnational trade and investment agreements, however, recognized only the neotenic sense ...
Flip Dictionary (2002)
by Barbara Kipfer
modern, neo, neotenic, new, newfangled receptacle: basket, bin, bottle, box, bucket, can, canister, carton, case, cell, chest, container, crate, cup, font, holder, jar, pitcher, repository, tank, tray, tub, urn, vase, vat, vessel reception: acceptance, admission, admittance, affair, at home, entertainment, function, gathering, greeting, levee, meeting, ovation, party, soiree, tea, welcome receptive: amenable, friendly, hospitable, interested, open, responsive, sensitive, sympathetic recess: alcove, ...
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