epimorphosis


epimorphosis
\\ˌepəˈmȯrfəsə̇s sometimes -ˌmȯrˈfōs-\ noun
Etymology: New Latin, from epi- + -morphosis
1. : regeneration of a part or organism involving extensive cell proliferation followed by differentiation — compare morphallaxis
2. : development without fundamental changes of form (as without adding segments) — compare metamorphosis

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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.


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