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1. See neoteny.
2. The description of the behavior of an adult in terms more appropriate to the description of a child's behavior.
pe′do·mor′phic (-fĭk) adj.
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or pae•do•mor•phism(ˌpi dəˈmɔr fɪz əm)
the retention by an adult organism of a juvenile or larval form.
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