Definition of Anamorphosis

1. Noun. The evolution of one type of organism from another by a long series of gradual changes.

Exact synonyms: Anamorphism
Generic synonyms: Evolution, Organic Evolution, Phylogenesis, Phylogeny



2. Noun. A distorted projection or perspective; especially an image distorted in such a way that it becomes visible only when viewed in a special manner.
Exact synonyms: Anamorphism
Generic synonyms: Copy

Definition of Anamorphosis

1. n. 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.

Definition of Anamorphosis

1. Noun. A distorted image of an object that may be viewed correctly from a specific angle or with a specific mirror ¹

2. Noun. (biology) a form of limited metamorphosis in some arthropods ¹

3. Noun. (botany) an abnormal form of some lichens or fungi that gives the appearance of a different species ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Medical Definition of Anamorphosis

1. 1. 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. Same as Anamorphism. 3. A morbid or monstrous development, or change of form, or degeneration. Origin: Gr, fr. To form anew; again + to form; form. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Anamorphosis

anamnesis
anamnestic
anamnestic reaction
anamnestic response
anamnionic
anamniotic
anamonic
anamonics
anamorphic
anamorphism
anamorphisms
anamorphoscope
anamorphoscopes
anamorphoses
anamorphosis (current term)
anamorphosy
anamorphs
anan
anana
ananaphylaxis
ananas
ananases
ananastasia
anancasm
anancastia
anancastic
anancastic personality
anancy

Literary usage of Anamorphosis

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1. Photographic Amusements: Including a Description of a Number of Novel by Walter E. Woodbury (1896)
"The plate is then varnished by pouring over it a suitable varnish and is ready for use. THE PHOTO-anamorphosis. THE name anamorphosis has been given to two ..."

2. A Text-book of medical physics: For the Use of Students and Practitioners of by John Christopher Draper (1885)
"anamorphosis.—The distortion convex mirrors of this form is very great. ... anamorphosis. vertical, it acts like a plane mirror, as regards the angular ..."

3. Optical Corrections in the Sculpture of Donatello by Robert Munman (1985)
"This technique, most often employed in painting in strongly exaggerated forms, is known as anamorphosis.8 Its use demands that an object be seen from a ..."

4. The Encyclopædic Dictionary of Photography: Containing Over 2,000 References by Walter E. Woodbury (1896)
"The second sort of anamorphosis is produced by the distortion of the ... The apparatus invented by MA Linde for producing the anamorphosis is shown in Figs. ..."

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