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polymorphic

 [pol″e-mor´fik]
occurring in several or many forms; appearing in different forms in different developmental stages.

pol·y·mor·phic

(pol'ē-mōr'fik),
Occurring in more than one form.
[G. polymorphos, multiform]

polymorphic

/poly·mor·phic/ (pol″e-mor´fik) occurring in several or many forms; appearing in different forms in different developmental stages.

polymorphic

[-môr′fik]
Etymology: Gk, polys, many, morphe, form
pertaining to the ability to assume two or more distinct forms, such as the existence of two or more forms of chromosomes or hemoglobins in a population.

polymorphic

Genetics
adjective Referring to more than two alleles at a gene locus.
 
Vox populi
adjective Having two or more appearances or forms.

polymorphic

 Vox populi Having ≥ 2 appearances or forms

pol·y·mor·phic

(pol'ē-mōr'fik)
Occurring in more than one form.
Synonym(s): multiform, pleomorphic (1) , pleomorphous, polymorphous.
[G. polymorphos, multiform]

polymorphic

Occurring in a variety of shapes, as in the case of the nucleus of the neutrophil polymorphonuclear leukocyte (POLYMORPH).

polymorphic

occurring in several or many forms; appearing in different forms in different developmental stages.
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The lowest number of polymorphic SNPs observed across the chromosomes in Hanwoo was further investigated to determine if the Bovine SNP50K assay had low MAF within Hanwoo breed.
Typically, patients with the polymorphic eruption present with "hivelike" or urticarial papules and plaques, but no blisters, while women with pemphigoid gestationis often have more blistering.
In the pharmaceutical industry, such recognition of polymorphic forms can be critical for, in certain cases, a polymorphic form of a drug may be an ineffective therapeutic agent due to its unfavorable physical properties.
1999) in 3 ways: (1) the percentage of polymorphic loci (P), (2) Nei's gene diversity (H), and (3) Shannon's index of phenotypic diversity (Lewontin 1972).
Here we report the isolation and characterization of a set of polymorphic microsatellite loci from the genome of A.
We expect this trend to continue to grow in 2007, since server-side polymorphic outbreaks have become the most effective method to infiltrate through existing defenses," they added.
Investigators found that storing the product at high temperatures for eight weeks, or under fluctuating temperature conditions, led to polymorphic changes in the chocolate.
Keith Williamson, Director of Sales at Polymorphic DNA Technologies, a biotechnology company located in Alameda, CA, recently made a full price offer on a property the second day it was on the market.
One such technique now routinely used is the random amplified polymorphic DNA polymerase chain reaction (RAPD-PCR; Williams et al.