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pleomorphism

 [ple″o-mor´fizm]
the assumption of various distinct forms by a single organism or within a species. adj., adj pleomor´phic, pleomor´phous.

pol·y·mor·phism

(pol'ē-mōr'fizm),
Occurrence in more than one form; existence in the same species or other natural group of more than one morphologic type.
Synonym(s): pleomorphism

pleomorphism

/pleo·mor·phism/ (-mor´fizm) the occurrence of various distinct forms by a single organism or within a species.pleomor´phicpleomor´phous

pleomorphism

(plē′ə-môr′fĭz′əm)
n.
1. Chemistry See polymorphism.
2. Biology The occurrence of two or more distinct forms, as of an organism during its life cycle or of cells of a certain type.

ple′o·mor′phic adj.

pol·y·mor·phism

(pol'ē-mōr'fizm)
Occurrence in more than one form; existence in the same species or other natural group of more than one morphologic type.
Synonym(s): pleomorphism.

pleomorphism

Taking different physical forms. Also known as polymorphism.

pol·y·mor·phism

(pol'ē-mōr'fizm)
Occurrence in more than one form; existence in same species or other natural group of more than one morphologic type.
Synonym(s): pleomorphism.

pleomorphism (plē´əmôr´fiz´əm),

n the ability to change shape or form.

pleomorphism

having more than one shape or form.
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Title: Pleiomorphic Expression of N24HSWD in the Totally Blind Authors: Licamele L, Dressman M, Feeney J, Polymeropoulos MH
In a study by UT Southwestern Medical Center researchers, mice bred to have the human gene pleiomorphic adenoma gene-like 2 (PLAGL2) all developed emphysema, and by gender also developed lung cancer at rates as high as one in every six rodents.
2, CD15, CD30, CD117, desmin, and S100 protein, confirming the findings of pleiomorphic high grade undifferentiated sarcoma observed on biopsy.