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anamorphosis


  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Anamorphosis  \An`a*mor"pho*sis\,  n.  [Gr.  ?,  fr  ?  to  form  anew; 
  ?  again  +  ?  to  form  ?  form.] 
  1.  (Persp.)  A  distorted  or  monstrous  projection  or 
  representation  of  an  image  on  a  plane  or  curved  surface, 
  which  when  viewed  from  a  certain  point,  or  as  reflected 
  from  a  curved  mirror  or  through  a  polyhedron,  appears 
  regular  and  in  proportion;  a  deformation  of  an  image. 
 
  2.  (Biol.)  Same  as  {Anamorphism},  2. 
 
  3.  (Bot.)  A  morbid  or  monstrous  development,  or  change  of 
  form  or  degeneration. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  anamorphosis 
  n  1:  the  evolution  of  one  type  of  organism  from  another  by  a  long 
  series  of  gradual  changes 
  2:  an  image  distorted  in  such  a  way  that  it  becomes  visible 
  only  when  viewed  in  a  special  manner 




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