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

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paedomorphism

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

medical Definition of paedomorphism

: retention in the adult of infantile or juvenile characters

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