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Meaning of ANAMORPHOSIS

Pronunciation:  `anu'morfusis

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. [n]  an image distorted in such a way that it becomes visible only when viewed in a special manner
  2. [n]  the evolution of one type of organism from another by a long series of gradual changes
 

ANAMORPHOSIS is a 12 letter word that starts with A.

 

 See Also: copy, evolution, phylogenesis, phylogeny

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
\An`a*mor"pho*sis\, n. [Gr. ?, fr. ? to form anew;
? again + ? to form; ? form.]
1. (Persp.) A distorted or monstrous projection or
   representation of an image on a plane or curved surface,
   which, when viewed from a certain point, or as reflected
   from a curved mirror or through a polyhedron, appears
   regular and in proportion; a deformation of an image.

2. (Biol.) Same as {Anamorphism}, 2.

3. (Bot.) A morbid or monstrous development, or change of
   form, or degeneration.

 

 

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