[ ep-uh-mawr-fuh-sis, -mawr-foh- ]
/ ˌɛp əˈmɔr fə sɪs, -mɔrˈfoʊ- /
a form of development in segmented animals in which body segmentation is completed before hatching.
Words nearby epimorphosis
OTHER WORDS FROM epimorphosisep·i·mor·phic, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for epimorphic
/ (ˌɛpɪmɔːˈfəʊsɪs) /
a type of development in animals, such as certain insect larvae, in which segmentation of the body is complete before hatching
Derived forms of epimorphosisepimorphic, adjective
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Medicine definitions for epimorphic
[ ĕp′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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