Dysteleology

Dys*te`le*ol"o*gy

(?), n. [Pref. dys- + teleology.] (Biol.) The doctrine of purposelessness; a term applied by Haeckel to that branch of physiology which treats of rudimentary organs, in view of their being useless to the life of the organism.
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To the doctrine of dysteleology, or the denial of final causes, a proof of the real existence of such a thing as instinct must necessarily be fatal.
Word (Dynamic Sociology).
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Dys*to"ci*a

(?), n. [NL., fr. Gr. ; dys- ill, hard + to`kos delivery.] (Med.) Difficult delivery pr parturition.
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