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paedomorphosis

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noun pae·do·mor·pho·sis \-ˈmȯr-fə-səs\

Definition of paedomorphosis

  1. :  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


Medical Dictionary

paedomorphosis

noun pae·do·mor·pho·sis

Medical Definition of paedomorphosis

plural paedomorphoses \-ˌsēz\play

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



Variants of paedomorphosis

or pedomorphosis \-ˈmȯr-fə-səs\play

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