noun, plural anamorphoses /ˌænəˈmɔrfəˌsiz, -mɔrˈfoʊsiz/ [an-uh-mawr-fuh-seez, -mawr-foh-seez] Show IPA .
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.
the method of producing such a drawing.
3. Zoology, Entomology.
the gradual change in form from one type to another during the evolution
of a group of organisms.
(in certain arthropods) metamorphosis in which
body parts or segments are added to those already present.
equivalent to anamorphō-
(variant stem of anamorphoûn
to transform; see ana-
) + -sis -sis