neotenous neotenous

Definition(s):

  • (adj) of or relating to or characterized by neoteny

Usage(s):

  1. He has shown that the young in such species were neotenous -- or cute, as Horner puts it more plainly; until maturity they were gawky, with such vulnerable traits as enlarged heads .
  2. He has shown that the young in such species were neotenousor cute, as Horner puts it more plainly; until maturity they were gawky, with such vulnerable traits as enlarged heads .
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