1. the evolution of one type of organism from another by a long series of gradual changes
Syn: ↑anamorphosis
Hypernyms: ↑evolution, ↑organic evolution, ↑phylogeny, ↑phylogenesis
2. metamorphism that occurs deep under the earth's surface; changes simple minerals into complex minerals
Ant: ↑katamorphism
Hypernyms: ↑metamorphism
3. a distorted projection or perspective; especially an image distorted in such a way that it becomes visible only when viewed in a special manner
Syn: ↑anamorphosis
Hypernyms: ↑copy

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