British Dictionary definitions for paedomorphosis
- the resemblance of adult animals to the young of their ancestors: seen in the evolution of modern man, who shows resemblances to the young stages of australopithecines
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paedomorphosis in Medicine
n. pl. pae•do•mor•pho•ses (-sēz′)
- Phylogenetic change in which juvenile characteristics are retained in the adult form of an organism.
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