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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.