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polymorph

 [pol´e-morf]
a colloquial term for a polymorphonuclear leukocyte.

pol·y·morph

(pol'ē-mōrf),
Colloquial term for polymorphonuclear leukocyte.

polymorph

/poly·morph/ (pol´ĭ-morf) colloquial term for polymorphonuclear leukocyte.

polymorph

(pŏl′ē-môrf′)
n.
1. Biology One of the forms of a polymorphic organism.
2. Chemistry A specific crystalline form of a compound that can crystallize in different forms.
3. Immunology A polymorphonuclear leukocyte; a neutrophil.

polymorph

The common abbreviated term for polymorphonuclear (many-shaped nucleus) neutrophil leukocyte, the small phagocytic white cell of the immune system present in enormous numbers in the blood and the tissues. Polymorphs are amoeboid and highly motile scavengers of foreign material especially antigen-bearing bacteria and other antigenic material to which antibodies have been bound. See also POLYMORPHIC.

polymorph

a colloquial term for a polymorphonuclear leukocyte.
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crystals exist majorly as [alpha] polymorph and marginal [gamma] type crystals with high crystallinity.
Three commercial grades of calcite and aragonite crystalline polymorph PCC exhibiting rhombohedral, orthorhombic, and scalenohedral habits were used as pigments in various combinations with rhombohedral habit calcite GCC.
10) in a recent paper on "further errors in polymorph identification" showed that by taking insufficient data one can obtain a false polymorph.
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Dilute solutions give a green polymorph (1), while rapid precipitation from a concentrated solution gives a blue solid (polymorph 2).
Secondly, a decrease in the [alpha] polymorph content and a corresponding increase in the [gamma] polymorph content occurs with increasing ethylene content, as shown by disappearance of the peak at ~18[degrees] and appearance of a peak at 19.
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