Meaning of epimorphosis

ep•i•mor•pho•sis

Pronunciation: (ep"u-môr'fu-sis, -môr-fō'-), [key]
— n. Zool.
  1. a form of development in segmented animals in which body segmentation is completed before hatching.
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