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1. Relating to, having, or producing different optical imaging effects along mutually perpendicular radii: an anamorphic lens.
2. Of or relating to a widescreen film or video that has been converted to a storage format with a lower aspect ratio by shrinking the image only along the horizontal axis in order to minimize loss of resolution: an anamorphic DVD for widescreen televisions.

[ana- + -morph + -ic.]

an′a·mor′phism (-fĭz′əm) n.


(Geological Science) of, relating to, or caused by anamorphosis or anamorphism


(ˌæn əˈmɔr fɪk)

1. Optics. having or producing unequal magnifications along two axes perpendicular to each other: an anamorphic lens.
2. of or pertaining to anamorphosis.
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Adj.1.anamorphic - pertaining to gradual evolution from one type of organism to another
2.anamorphic - pertaining to a kind of distorting optical systemanamorphic - pertaining to a kind of distorting optical system; "an anamorphic lense"
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The anamorph genus Graphium Corda (1837) was originally described by Corda (10) based on a specimen collected in Prague on Populus nigra var italica (black poplar).
Decolorization of textile wastewater using the white rot fungi anamorph R1 of Bjerkanderasp", Revista de la Facultad de Ingenieria de la Universidad de Antioquia, 2012; 57: 85-93.
However, species that have been placed in Neonectria and species of Nectria having a Cylindrocarpon anamorph vary greatly in the morphology of their perithecia and degrees of ascospore ornamentation.
Early in 2003, Jiang and Yao reported that about 13 genera and more than 30 species that related to the anamorph of Chinese Cordyceps had been recorded.
Observation of the anamorph of six species of Diatrype and Diatrypella.
Comparison of use of phenotypic and genotypic characteristics for identification of species of the anamorph genus Candida and related teleomorph yeast species.
Alves, "Diplodia seriata, the anamorph of "Botryosphaeria" obtusa," Fungal Diversity, vol.
Amplistroma longicollis, a new species and its anamorph state described and sequenced from Europe.
Furthermore, the emergence of keratinophilic fungi, Chrysosporium anamorph Nannizziopsis vriesii, caused fatal disease in captive bearded dragons within the past decade (3,4).
apiospermum anamorph is almost always present and is predominant.