HyperDic: neoteny

English > 1 sense of the word neoteny:
NOUNcognitionneotenyan evolutionary trend to be born earlier so that development is cut off at an earlier stage / stage and juvenile characteristics / characteristics are retained in adults of the species
neoteny > pronunciation
Soundsniyaa'tahniy
Rhymesabalone ... Zuni: 221 rhymes with niy...
English > neoteny: 1 sense > noun 1, cognition
MeaningAn evolutionary trend to be born earlier so that development is cut off at an earlier stage / stage and juvenile characteristics / characteristics are retained in adults of the species.
Broaderevolutionary trendA general direction of evolutionary change
Spanishneotenia
Catalanneotenia, neotènia
Adjectivesneotenic, neotenousof or relating to or characterized by neoteny

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