anamorphosis (n.) Look up anamorphosis at
"distorted projection or drawing" (one that looks normal from a particular angle or with a certain mirror), 1727, from Greek anamorphosis "transformation," noun of action from anamorphoein "to transform," from ana "up" (see ana-) + morphosis, from morphe "form" (see Morpheus). In botany, "monstrous development of a part" (1830); in evolutionary biology, "gradual change of form in a species over time" (1852).