A very large Occamy, here pictured with a standing adult human for size comparison

Choranaptyxis was a characteristic some magical creatures had of being able to grow or shrink in order to fit available space.[1]

Occamies were known to be choranaptyxic,[1] though they won't normally exceed a length of fifteen feet.[2]

Mokes were also choranaptyxic, as they can shrink in size at will, with their default length being about ten inches.


Choranaptyxis is the combination of the Greek prefix chor(o)- (χώρος), meaning "space"; and anaptyxis (ανάπτυξη), which means "growth" or "unfolding".


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