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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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A single pack of Endone 5 mg tablets in South Australia has been found to contain a blister sheet of Anamorph 30 mg tablets.
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indigoticum, illustrating that they were the anamorph stage of M.
Fatal cutaneous mycosis in tentacle snakes (Erpeton tentaculatum) caused by the Chrysosporium anamorph of Nannizziopsis vriesii.
vriesii complex (Chrysosporium-like anamorph, CANV) are members of the Nannizziopsis genus (Onygenales, Eurotiomycetidae, Eurotiomycetes, Ascomycota).
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Ophiocordyceps sinensis and its anamorph Hirsutella sinensis are widely used in the treatment of kidney diseases in China and have been proven to be effective in the treatment of DN both in clinical practice and in animal experiments [16].
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).
Based on this opinion, it increasingly became a hot research topic to isolate the endogenetic fungi from Chinese Cordyceps, confirm the fungus of the asexual generations (anamorph), and ferment these fungi by using artificial methods, etc.