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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 number of experimental variables in a polymorphic screening has to be carefully defined.
5% of the children in the main group had a normal genotype in the studied allele, that is, they were homozygous carriers of the wild-type polymorphic allele variant of gene IL-1[beta] (T/T).
Forty primers were primarily screened for their ability to generate polymorphic bands among these primers eight primers were chosen which gave reproducible and distinctive polymorphic product.
The pattern of polymorphic SNPs distribution on chromosomes was homogenous across the breeds.