allomorphism


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al·lo·mor·phism

(al'ō-mōr'fizm),
1. Change of shape in cells resulting from mechanical causes, such as flattening from pressure, or to progressive metaplasia, such as the change of bile duct cells into liver cells.
2. The state of being similar in chemical composition but different in form (especially crystalline).
[allo- + G. morphē, form]

allomorphism

/al·lo·mor·phism/ (al″o-mor´fizm) change in crystalline form without change in chemical constitution.

allomorphism

[al′ōmôr′fizəm]
Etymology: Gk, allos, other, morphe, form
1 a change in crystalline form without a change in chemical composition.
2 a change in the shape of a group of cells caused by pressure or other physical factors.

al·lo·mor·phism

(al'ō-mōr'fizm)
1. Change of shape in cells due to mechanical causes, such as flattening from pressure, or to progressive metaplasia, such as the change of bile duct cells into liver cells.
2. The state of being similar in chemical composition but differing in form (especially crystalline).
[allo- + G. morphē, form]