Meaning of anamorphosis


Pronunciation: (an"u-môr'fu-sis, -môr-fō'sis), [key]
— pl. -ses
  1. a drawing presenting a distorted image that appears in natural form under certain conditions, as when viewed at a raking angle or reflected from a curved mirror.
  2. the method of producing such a drawing.
  3. the gradual change in form from one type to another during the evolution of a group of organisms.
  4. (in certain arthropods) metamorphosis in which body parts or segments are added to those already present.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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