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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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While the CBE raised the question of a mass in the upper outer quadrant of the right breast, the mammogram revealed two clustered groups of pleiomorphic calcifications in the left breast (Fig 2).