Telegonic see panoistic ovariole

teleiochrysalis n. [Gr. teleios, perfect; chrysallis, golden thing] (ARTHRO: Chelicerata) In Acari, the third stage nymph enclosed in the integument of the preceeding nym-phal stage.

telenchium n. [Gr. telos, end; enchos, spear] (NEMATA: Secernentea) Sometimes used to denote the shaft of the stylet in plant parasites in the order Tylenchida. see metenchium.

teleoconch n. [Gr. teleios, complete, konche, shell] (MOLL: Gastropoda) The entire shell, excluding the protoconch.

teleodont a. [Gr. teleios, complete; odon, tooth] 1. (ARTHRO: Insecta) In Coleoptera Lucanidae, referring to males bear ing large mandibles. see amphiodont; priodont. 2. (MOLL: Bivalvia) Hinge with cardinal and lateral teeth, but with additional elements, as Venus.

teleology n. [Gr. teleios, complete; logos, discourse] A theory in biology that evolution or nature is guided by a purpose.

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