Definition of Teleonomy

1. Noun. (biology) The quality of living organisms of seeming to be organized towards the attainment of an end ¹



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Definition of Teleonomy

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Medical Definition of Teleonomy

1. The doctrine that life is characterised by endowment with a project or purpose; i.e., the existence in an organism of a structure or function implies that it has had evolutionary survival value. Origin: G. Telos, end, + nomos, law (05 Mar 2000)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Teleonomy

teleological argument
teleological arguments
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teleomitosis
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teleonomist
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teleonomy (current term)
teleopeptide
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teleophthalmology
teleopsia
teleorganic
teleosaur

Literary usage of Teleonomy

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1. Philosophy, Humanity and Ecology: Vol. 1: Philosophy of Nature edited by J. Odera Oruka (1996)
"The moral sense teleonomy is determined by the structure of abilities of the organism and its references to the environment. ..."

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