Tectology

Definitions

  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Tectology (Biol) A division of morphology created by Haeckel; the science of organic individuality constituting the purely structural portion of morphology, in which the organism is regarded as composed of organic individuals of different orders, each organ being considered an individual. See Promorphology, and Morphon.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n tectology Structural morphology which regards an organism as composed of organic individuals of different orders; ordinary morphology, as distinguished from stereomatic morphology, or promorphology.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Tectology tek-tol′ō-ji structural morphology according to which an organism is regarded as composed of individuals of different orders
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
Gr. a carpenter + -logy,
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
Gr. tektōn, a builder.

Usage

In literature:

Another abortive science of Haeckel's, the science of Tectology, was equally a heritage from idealistic morphology.
"Form and Function" by E. S. (Edward Stuart) Russell
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