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pedomorphism

[ ped-uh-mawr-fiz-uhm or, especially British, pee-duh- ]
/ ˌpɛd əˈmɔr fɪz əm or, especially British, ˌpi də- /
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noun Biology.
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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OTHER WORDS FROM pedomorphism

pe·do·mor·phic, adjective
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