epimorphosis


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epimorphosis

(ˌɛpɪmɔːˈfəʊsɪs)
n
(Zoology) a type of development in animals, such as certain insect larvae, in which segmentation of the body is complete before hatching
ˌepiˈmorphic adj

epimorphosis

development of an organism or form of animal life in which body segmentation is complete before hatching. — epimorphic, adj.
See also: Birth, Zoology
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No epimorphosis, necrosis, or neutrophil infiltration was observed (Figures 3(g) and 3(h)).
In both asexual propagation and regeneration after injury, modes of regeneration could be distinguished according to Morgan's traditional classification into epimorphosis and morphallaxis.
Classically, two basic modes of cellular mechanism are distinguished in budding and regeneration events: epimorphosis, involving cell proliferation, and morphallaxis.