pædomorphic

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See also: paedomorphic

English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

pædo- +‎ -morphic

Pronunciation[edit]

  • (Received Pronunciation) enPR: pē'dəmôʹfĭk, pĕ'dəmôʹfĭk, IPA(key): /ˌpiːdəˈmɔːfɪk/, /ˌpɛdəˈmɔːfɪk/
  • (US) enPR: pē'dəmôʹfĭk, pĕ'dəmôʹfĭk, IPA(key): /ˌpiːdəˈmɔɹfɪk/, /ˌpɛdəˈmɔɹfɪk/

Adjective[edit]

pædomorphic (comparative more pædomorphic, superlative most pædomorphic)

  1. Alternative spelling of pedomorphic.
    • 1903, Herbert George Wells, Mankind in the Making (third edition; Chapman & Hall), page 155:
      The child’s imagination will also be awake and active at five. He will look out on the world with anthropomorphic (or rather with pædomorphic) eyes.