paedomorphism


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pae·do·mor·pho·sis

 (pē′də-môr′fə-sĭs)
n.
Variant of pedomorphosis2.

pae′do·mor′phism n.

paedomorphism

(ˌpiːdəʊˈmɔːfɪzəm)
n
(Biology) the continuation of juvenile characteristics in the adult stage

pe•do•mor•phism

or pae•do•mor•phism

(ˌpi dəˈmɔr fɪz əm)

n.
the retention by an adult organism of a juvenile or larval form.
[1890–95]
pe`do•mor′phic, adj.
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Tesserae of this type, formally circular tesserae (Halstead Tarlo 1967b; Karatajute-Talimaa 1998), are a result of multifunctional adaptation through paedomorphism, because the reduction in the count of tubercles in the crown provides the lightening and improvement of locomotion while preserving the protective function.
8) Laura Doyle explains that an alternative term for Darwin's scientific racism is paedomorphism, which "aligned all women with the 'lower races' by suggesting that both embodied the childhood of humanity," evolutionary-speaking.
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