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an·a·mor·pho·sis

(an'ă-mōr-fō'sis),
1. In phylogeny, a progressive series of changes in the evolution of a group of animals or plants.
2. In optics, the process of correcting a distorted image with a curved mirror.
[G. ana, up, + morphē, form]

anamorphosis

(ăn′ə-môr′fə-sĭs)
n. pl. anamorpho·ses (-sēz′)
1.
a. An image that appears distorted unless it is viewed from a special angle or with a special instrument.
b. The production of such an image.
2. Evolutionary increase in complexity of form and function.
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