Anamorphosis An`a*mor"pho*sis, n. [Gr. ?, fr. ? to form anew; ? again + ? to form; morfh` form.] 1. (Persp.) 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. [1913 Webster]

2. (Biol.) Same as {Anamorphism}, 2. [1913 Webster]

3. (Bot.) A morbid or monstrous development, or change of form, or degeneration. [1913 Webster]

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