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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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Furthermore, the emergence of keratinophilic fungi, Chrysosporium anamorph Nannizziopsis vriesii, caused fatal disease in captive bearded dragons within the past decade (3,4).
1) The anamorph (imperfect) form of the organism is called Scedosporium apiospermum (formerly Monosporium apiospermum), and was shown by Emmons (36) in 1944 to be the same organism as P boydii.
rubi overwinter as a teleomorph on dead floricanes or as an anamorph on primocane buds?
Phoma betae Frank is the anamorph of Pleospora bjoerlingii Byford.
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In the middle of the room was Anamorph, 2001, a seven-foot-tall steel column placed on a circular digital print of distorted snow-covered mountains.
Mistaken identity: Neosartorya pseudofischeri and its anamorph masquerading as Aspergillus fumigatus.
apiospermum, the anamorph of Pseudallescheria boydii, was described more than a century ago as a cause of Madura foot and subsequently mycetoma and otitis externa.
The cycloheximide-resistant isolate was strongly keratinolytic and identified as a Chwsosporium anamorph of Nannizziopsis vriesii (1,2).