epimorphosis

[ 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.

Nearby words

  1. epimerase,
  2. epimere,
  3. epimerism,
  4. epimerize,
  5. epimorphism,
  6. epimyocardium,
  7. epimysiotomy,
  8. epimysium,
  9. epinaos,
  10. epinasty

Origin of epimorphosis


Related formsep·i·mor·phic, adjective

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British Dictionary definitions for epimorphic

epimorphosis

/ (ˌɛpɪmɔːˈfəʊsɪs) /

noun

a type of development in animals, such as certain insect larvae, in which segmentation of the body is complete before hatching
Derived Formsepimorphic, adjective

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Medicine definitions for epimorphic

epimorphosis

[ ĕp′ə-môr-fōsĭs ]

n.

Regeneration of a part of an organism by extensive cell proliferation and differentiation at the cut surface.

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