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
- parallactic motion,
- parallax test,
- parallel bars,
- parallel cousin,
- parallel cousin marriage,
- parallel evolution,
- parallel forces,
- parallel importing
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012
n. pl. pae•do•mor•pho•ses (-sēz′)
Phylogenetic change in which juvenile characteristics are retained in the adult form of an organism.
The American Heritage® Stedman's Medical Dictionary Copyright © 2002, 2001, 1995 by Houghton Mifflin Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Company.