1) Optics: The formation of a distorted image by an
→ anamorphic system.
2) Biology: The evolution from one type to another through
a gradual and steady process of changes.
3) Art: A distorted image that appears in proportion when it is viewed
from a specific point of view or reflected in a
curved mirror, or with some other optical device.
From Gk. anamorphosis "transformation," noun of action from
anamorphoein "to transform," from → ana- "up," +
morphe "form" + -sis a suffix forming abstract nouns of action,
process, state, condition, etc.
Ânârixtmandi, from ânâ- "up," + rixt "morphe,"
→ morphology, + mand, → -ist
+ noun suffix -i.