[ 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.

Origin of epimorphosis

OTHER WORDS FROM epimorphosis

ep·i·mor·phic, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for epimorphosis

/ (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 epimorphosis

epimorphic, adjective
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Medicine definitions for epimorphosis

[ ĕp′ə-môr-fōsĭs ]


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