NEOTENY

in the context of evolution is the is the continuation of juvenile characteristics into the adulthood period of an ancestral species.

NEOTENY: "Human ancestors had different eyes colours, the study of neoteny would examine this relationship."
Cite this page: N., Pam M.S., "NEOTENY," in PsychologyDictionary.org, April 7, 2013, https://psychologydictionary.org/neoteny/ (accessed November 17, 2020).
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