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paedomorphism

paedomorphism in Medicine

paedomorphism pae·do·mor·phism or pe·do·mor·phism (pē'də-môr'fĭz'əm)
n.

  1. Retention of juvenile characteristics in the adult, occurring in mammals.

  2. Description of adult behavior in terms appropriate to child behavior.


pae'do·mor'phic (-fĭk) adj.
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