paedomorphosis

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

Definition of paedomorphosis

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

Origin and Etymology of paedomorphosis

New Latin, from paed- + Greek morphōsis formation, from morphoun to form, from morphē form


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paedomorphosis

noun pae·do·mor·pho·sis
variants: or pedomorphosis play \-ˈmȯr-fə-səs\

medical Definition of paedomorphosis

plural paedomorphoses play \-ˌsēz\
: phylogenetic change that involves retention of juvenile characters by the adult

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