1. The retention of juvenile characteristics in the adults of a species, as among certain amphibians. Also called pedomorphism, pedomorphosis.
2. The attainment of sexual maturity and subsequent reproduction by an organism still in its larval stage. Also called pedogenesis2.
ne′o·tenic (nē′ə-tĕnĭk, -tēnĭk), ne·ote·nous (-ŏtn-əs) adj.
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