fetalization

noun fe·tal·iza·tion
variants: less commonly

foetalization

Definition of fetalization

plural

-s

  1. :  a retention in the postnatal life of higher forms of conditions occurring during development of related lower forms the human skull shows fetalization in comparison to the gorilla's since it resembles the simple infant gorilla skull rather than the massive specialized adult skull

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