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  • n. The property of a species that all members have the same pattern of cell division, and thus the same number of cells, either in the whole body or in the nervous system.

Etymologies

Ancient Greek ευ (eu), well + τέλειος (teleios), mature (Wiktionary)

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  • eutely--possessing an exact number of cells at maturity, growth comes only from cell enlargement. All mature members of the species will have the same number of cells. WIERD!

    April 13, 2010