Scrabble word: NEOTENY
In which Scrabble dictionary does NEOTENY exist?
Definitions of NEOTENY in dictionaries:
- noun - an evolutionary trend to be born earlier so that development is cut off at an earlier stage and juvenile characteristics are retained in adults of the species
- Retention of juvenile characteristics in the adults of a species, as among certain amphibians.
- The attainment of sexual maturity by an organism still in its larval stage.
- adj - attainment of sexual maturity in the larval stage [n -NIES] : NEOTENIC