[ped-uh-mawr-fiz-uh m or, esp. British, pee-duh-] /ˌpɛd əˈmɔr fɪz əm or, esp. British, ˌpi də-/
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)
Variant of paedomorphism.
pedomorphosis pe·do·mor·pho·sis (pē’də-môr’fə-sĭs) n. Variant of paedomorphosis.
[ped-n] /ˈpɛd n/ noun 1. a three-dimensional sample of a soil just large enough to show the characteristics of all its horizons. pedon (pěd’ən) The smallest unit or volume of soil that contains all the soil horizons of a particular soil type. It usually has a surface area of approximately 1 sq m (10.76 sq […]
[ped-uh-fahyl or, esp. British, pee-duh-] /ˈpɛd əˌfaɪl or, esp. British, ˈpi də-/ noun, Psychiatry. 1. an adult who is sexually attracted to young children. n. 1951, derived noun from pedophilia.
[ped-uh-fil-ee-uh or, esp. British, pee-duh-] /ˌpɛd əˈfɪl i ə or, esp. British, ˌpi də-/ noun, Psychiatry. 1. sexual desire in an adult for a child. /ˌpiːdəʊˈfɪlɪə/ noun 1. a variant spelling (esp US) of paedophilia n. 1900, from Greek pais (genitive paidos) “child” (see pedo-) + philos “loving” see -phile). First attested in an abstract […]