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neoteny

 [ne-ot´ĕ-ne]
prolongation of the larval form in a sexually mature organism. adj., adj neoten´ic.

ne·ot·e·ny

(nē-ot'ĕ-nē),
Prolongation of the larval state, as in the Mexican tiger salamander or axolotl, or in certain termite castes held in the larval stage as future replacements of the queen. Compare: pedogenesis.
[neo- + G. teinō, to stretch]

neoteny

(nē-ŏt′n-ē)
n.
1. The retention of juvenile characteristics in the adults of a species, as among certain amphibians. Also called pedomorphism, pedomorphosis.
2. The attainment of sexual maturity and subsequent reproduction by an organism still in its larval stage. Also called pedogenesis2.

ne′o·ten′ic (nē′ə-tĕn′ĭk, -tē′nĭk), ne·ot′e·nous (-ŏt′n-əs) adj.

neoteny

[nē·ot′ənē]
Etymology: Gk, neos, new, teinein, to stretch
the attainment of sexual maturity during the larval stage of development, such as in certain amphibians, especially salamanders.

neoteny

see PAEDOGENESIS.

neoteny

prolongation of the larval form in a sexually mature organism.
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