from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. In botany, the reversion of an abnormal form to the normal one, as when the cut-leafed beech reverts to the normal type.
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The reversion of a monstrous form to the normal one, as, for instance, when the fern-leaved beech reverts to the normal type, was called by the same author epistrophy. [