Paedomorphosis



/ˌpiːdəˈmɔːfəsɪs/
noun
1.
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

paedomorphosis pae·do·mor·pho·sis or pe·do·mor·pho·sis (pē’də-môr’fə-sĭs)
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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