paedomorphosis


pae·do·mor·pho·sis

noun \-ˈmr-fə-səs\

Definition of PAEDOMORPHOSIS

:  phylogenetic change that involves retention of juvenile characters by the adult

Origin of PAEDOMORPHOSIS

New Latin, from paed- + Greek morphōsis formation, from morphoun to form, from morphē form
First Known Use: 1922

pae·do·mor·pho·sis

noun    (Medical Dictionary)
plural pae·do·mor·pho·ses \-ˌsēz\

Medical Definition of PAEDOMORPHOSIS

: phylogenetic change that involves retention of juvenile characters by the adult

Variants of PAEDOMORPHOSIS

pae·do·mor·pho·sis or pe·do·mor·pho·sis \-ˈmr-fə-səs\

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