paedomorphism

noun
pae·do·mor·phism | \ ˌpē-də-ˈmȯr-ˌfi-zəm \

Definition of paedomorphism 

: retention in the adult of infantile or juvenile characters

First Known Use of paedomorphism

circa 1891, in the meaning defined above

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paedomorphism

noun
pae·do·mor·phism
variants: or pedomorphism \-ˌfiz-əm \

Medical Definition of paedomorphism 

: retention in the adult of infantile or juvenile characters

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