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an•a•mor•pho•sis



Pronunciation: (an"u-môr'fu-sis, -môr-fō'sis), [key]
n.,
pl. -sesPronunciation: (-sēz", -sēz). [key]

1. a drawing presenting a distorted image that appears in natural form under certain conditions, as when viewed at a raking angle or reflected from a curved mirror.
2. the method of producing such a drawing.
3. Zool., Entomol.the gradual change in form from one type to another during the evolution of a group of organisms.
4. (in certain arthropods) metamorphosis in which body parts or segments are added to those already present.

Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.

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