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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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