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heteromorphic

(hĕt′ə-rō-môr′fĭk)
adj.
1. Having different forms at different periods of the life cycle, as in stages of insect metamorphosis.
2. Differing from the standard form in size or structure: heteromorphic chromosome pairs.

het′er·o·mor′phism n.

heteromorphic

  1. (of an organism) having morphologically different forms in the life history, for example, where there is ALTERNATION OF GENERATIONS.
  2. (of pairs of homologous chromosomes) differing in size or form.
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The occurrence of a heteromorph antennule in a cultured freshwater prawn, Macrobrachium rosenbergii (De Man) (Decapoda, Caridea).
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