Definition for AN-A-MORPH'O-SIS, or AN-A-MORPH'O-SY

AN-A-MORPH'O-SIS, or AN-A-MORPH'O-SY, n. [Gr. ανα, and μορφωσις, formation.]

  1. In perspective drawings, a deformed or distorted portrait or figure, which, in one point of view, is confused or unintelligible, and in another, is an exact and regular representation; or confused to the naked eye, but reflected from a plain or curved mirror, appearing regular, and in right proportion. – Johnson. Encyc.
  2. In botany, any part of a plant in which there is an unusual degree of cellular development. – Lindley.

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