allomorphism


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al·lo·mor·phism

(al'ō-mōr'fizm),
1. Change of shape in cells resulting from mechanical causes, such as flattening from pressure, or to progressive metaplasia, such as the change of bile duct cells into liver cells.
2. The state of being similar in chemical composition but different in form (especially crystalline).
[allo- + G. morphē, form]
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al·lo·mor·phism

(al'ō-mōr'fizm)
1. Change of shape in cells due to mechanical causes, such as flattening from pressure, or to progressive metaplasia, such as the change of bile duct cells into liver cells.
2. The state of being similar in chemical composition but differing in form (especially crystalline).
[allo- + G. morphē, form]
Medical Dictionary for the Health Professions and Nursing © Farlex 2012