Neoteny

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‘Neoteny ( /niːˈɒtɨniː/), also called juvenilization,[2] is one of the two ways by which pedomorphism can arise. Pedomorphism is the retention by adults of traits previously seen only in juveniles’

Some neotenous traits in humans:
flattened face
broadened face
large brain
hairless body
hairless face
small nose
reduction of brow ridge
small teeth
small upper jaw (maxilla)
small lower jaw (mandible)
thinness of skull bones
limbs proportionately short compared to torso length
longer leg than arm length
larger eyes
upright stance

Taken from –

http://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Neoteny

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