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[ep-uh-mawr-fuh-sis, -mawr-foh-]
noun Zoology.
  1. a form of development in segmented animals in which body segmentation is completed before hatching.
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Origin of epimorphosis

Related formsep·i·mor·phic, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for epimorphosis


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


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