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[ep-uh-mawr-fuh-sis, -mawr-foh-] /ˌɛp əˈmɔr fə sɪs, -mɔrˈfoʊ-/
noun, Zoology.
a form of development in segmented animals in which body segmentation is completed before hatching.
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epimorphic, adjective Unabridged
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a type of development in animals, such as certain insect larvae, in which segmentation of the body is complete before hatching
Derived Forms
epimorphic, adjective
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epimorphosis in Medicine

epimorphosis ep·i·mor·pho·sis (ěp'ə-môr-fō'sĭs)
Regeneration of a part of an organism by extensive cell proliferation and differentiation at the cut surface.

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