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pedomorphism

[ped-uh-mawr-fiz-uh m or, esp. British, pee-duh-]
noun Biology.
  1. a speeding up of the rate of development, resulting in an adult form that has the appearance of its larval or juvenile ancestor.
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Origin of pedomorphism

Related formspe·do·mor·phic, adjective
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pedomorphism in Medicine

pedomorphism

(pē′də-môrfĭz′əm)
n.
  1. Variant ofpaedomorphism
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