neotenic

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neoteny +‎ -ic

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neotenic (not comparable)

  1. Exhibiting neoteny
    • 2012 January 1, Douglas Larson, “Runaway Devils Lake”, in American Scientist[1], volume 100, number 1, page 46:
      Devils Lake is where I began my career as a limnologist in 1964, studying the lake’s neotenic salamanders and chironomids, or midge flies. […] The Devils Lake Basin is an endorheic, or closed, basin covering about 9,800 square kilometers in northeastern North Dakota.

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Noun[edit]

neotenic (plural neotenics)

  1. Such an organism