°A genetic disorder, the most common form of short limb dwarfism.
°The retention of juvenile characteristics in the adult.
"Most amphibians are aquatic only well young, but some amphibians with neoteny remain aquatic even as adults."
°The sexual maturity of an organism still in its larval stage. synonyms: pedomorphism
°The science studying the differential growth rates of the parts of a living organism's body part or process.
°Of or pertaining to allometry.
°(of a population) That grows at a rate proportional to a power of another population.
Sled dogs, known also as sleightman dogs, sledge dogs, or sleddogs are types of dogs that are used to pull a wheel-less vehicle on runners (a sled or sleigh) over snow or ice, by means of harnesses and lines. The origins of this arrangement are unknown.
°Inclined to waste resources or behave extravagantly.
°Overthrown; beaten; conquered, especially by vice. noun
°An abandoned person; one openly and shamelessly vicious; a dissolute person.
°An overly wasteful or extravagant individual. verb
°(obsolete) To drive away; to overcome. synonyms: wasteful, extravagant, overthrown, beaten, conquered, wastrel, overcome
°A job, task or other activity that is simple or easy to complete. synonyms: bagatelle, breeze, cakewalk, cinch, piece of cake, walk in the park, walkover
°An advertisement, an ad. verb
°To turn attention.
°To call attention, refer; construed with to.
"He adverted to the problem in the opening paragraph." synonyms: refer
°past tense of advert.
°A refuse heap usually near a dwelling.
Main Entry: pel•age
Etymology: French, from Middle French, from poil hair, from Old French peil, from Latin pilus
Date: circa 1828
: the hairy covering of a mammal
°bearing; manner of presenting oneself:.
"Her deportment impressed her interviewers."
°conduct; public behavior:.
"Their deportment changed visibly as the policeman approached."
°(medicine surgery) To fold up or enclose into a sheath-like or pouch-like structure, either naturally or as part of a surgical procedure.
°(medicine) To turn or fold inwardly.
°of or connected with the apex.
°of a meristem: situated at the growing tip of the plant or its roots, in comparison with intercalary growth situated between zones of permanent tissue.
°A stage in the development of embryos of most animals consisting of a two-layered sac of ectoderm and endoderm.
°To form into a gastrula.
°The curve described by a flexible chain or a rope if it is supported at each end and is acted upon only by no other forces than a uniform gravitational force due to its own weight.
°(nautical) The curve of an anchor cable from the seabed to the vessel; it should be horizontal at the anchor so as to bury the flukes.
°A degenerative prion disease of sheep and goats that attacks the central nervous system.
°Characterised by rapid changes in light intensity and colour.
°The quality of blurring real and imaginary elements as in a dream. synonyms: phantasmagorical
°obsolete due to age.
°retired or discarded due to age. synonyms: antiquated, archaic, dated, obsolete, outdated, outmoded
Main Entry: hal•tere
Pronunciation: \ˈhȯl-ˌtir, ˈhal-\
Inflected Form(s): plural hal•teres \ˈhȯl-ˌtirz, ˈhal-; hȯl-ˈtir-ēz, hal-\
Etymology: New Latin halter, from Latin, jumping weight, from Greek haltēr, from hallesthai to leap — more at sally
Date: circa 1823
: one of a pair of club-shaped organs in a dipteran fly that are the modified second pair of wings and function as sensory flight stabilizers
°To do a clumsy or inelegant job, usually as a temporary repair.
"Because of the lack of proper tools he will bodge the repair." noun
°A clumsy or inelegant job, usually a temporary repair.
°The water in which a smithy would quench items heated in a forge. adjective
°(slang Northern Ireland) insane or off the rails.