- \\ˌepəˈmȯrfəsə̇s sometimes -ˌmȯrˈfōs-\ noun
1. : regeneration of a part or organism involving extensive cell proliferation followed by differentiation — compare morphallaxis2. : development without fundamental changes of form (as without adding segments) — compare metamorphosis
* * *—epimorphic, adj./ep'euh mawr"feuh sis, -mawr foh"-/, n. Zool.a form of development in segmented animals in which body segmentation is completed before hatching.[EPI- + MORPHOSIS]
Useful english dictionary. 2012.