Etymology
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anamorphosis (n.)

"distorted projection or drawing" (one that looks normal from a particular angle or with a certain mirror), 1727, from Greek anamorphosis "transformation," noun of action from anamorphoein "to transform," from ana "up" (see ana-) + morphosis, from morphe "form," a word of uncertain etymology. In botany, "monstrous development of a part" (1830); in evolutionary biology, "gradual change of form in a species over time" (1852).

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Definitions of anamorphosis

anamorphosis (n.)
the evolution of one type of organism from another by a long series of gradual changes;
Synonyms: anamorphism
anamorphosis (n.)
a distorted projection or perspective; especially an image distorted in such a way that it becomes visible only when viewed in a special manner;
Synonyms: anamorphism
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