Pedomorphism



[ped-uh-mawr-fiz-uh m or, esp. British, pee-duh-] /ˌpɛd əˈmɔr fɪz əm or, esp. British, ˌpi də-/

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.

pedomorphism pe·do·mor·phism (pē’də-môr’fĭz’əm)
n.
Variant of paedomorphism.

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