- anamorphosis (n.) "distorted projection or drawing that looks normal from a particular angle or with a certain mirror," 1727, from Gk. anamorphosis "transformation," noun of action from anamorphoein "to transform," from ana "up" (see ANA- (Cf. ana-)) + morphosis, from morphe "form" (see MORPHEUS (Cf. Morpheus)).
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anamorphosis — [ˌanə mɔ:fəsɪs] noun a distorted image which appears normal when viewed from a particular point or with a suitable mirror or lens. ↘the process by which such images are produced. Derivatives anamorphic adjective Origin C18: from Gk anamorphōsis… … English new terms dictionary
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anamorphosis — n.; pl. ses [Gr. ana, backwards; morphosis, forming] 1. A process of slow, steady evolution without apparent gross mutant variation. 2. (ARTHROPODA: Insecta) a. The increase of number of segments after hatching. b. Development in which the young… … Dictionary of invertebrate zoology
anamorphosis — noun a) A distorted image of an object that may be viewed correctly from a specific angle or with a specific mirror b) a form of limited metamorphosis in some arthropods See Also: anamorphic … Wiktionary