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- adj. Exhibiting neoteny.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Pertaining to, or characterized by, neoteny.
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- adj. of or relating to or characterized by neoteny
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Tiger salamanders often become neotenic (retaining their larval forms) even reproducing as larvae, and only rarely metamorphosing into terrestrial adults.
Althouse: "Maybe yellow blotches, wrinkles, and phantom fetuses really get a pubescent neotenic mole salamander in the mood for love."
"Maybe yellow blotches, wrinkles, and phantom fetuses really get a pubescent neotenic mole salamander in the mood for love."
Like the cute but dangerous Gloomy Bear who is adorable, neotenic and pink -- but a bear!
I do think that more derived dogs are more neotenic a la the Russian fox experiment still going on I think.
Sermonti therefore argues that neotenic organisms - in which juvenile traits persist into adulthood, e.g. gills in adult salamanders - must be archaic, because their features appear earlier in development.
In Cercidiphyllum, the vegetative body is partly or mostly produced in the reproductive line, suggesting a neotenic ancestral form, in which the vegetative development was drastically reduced relative to reproductive domain.
Rodrigo is the best-known of the Mexican neotenic mole salamanders belonging to the Tiger Salamander complex.
These immatures can develop into winged sexuals that disperse and found a new nest or into neotenic replacement reproductives that inherit the natal colony.
... a preference of neotenic and youthful-appearing features.