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  • adj. Alternative spelling of paedomorphic.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Of a juvenile character. The absence of a beard, the slight development of the larynx, and the shortness of the legs as compared with the arms, in the human male, are accounted pedomorphic traits.


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  • These pedomorphic or neotenous dogs, who retain more features of juvenile members of canid species into adulthood, look least like adult wolves.


  • Meanwhile, some voters may consider pedomorphic, Giuliani's expulsion of Yasser Arafat from a 1995 celebration at the Lincoln Center honoring the founding of the United Nations, as well they might his unilateral rejection in 2001 of a $10 million check donated by Saudi Prince Al-Walid bin Talal bin Abdulaziz to victims of the 911 attacks.

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