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polymorph

 [pol´e-morf]
a colloquial term for a polymorphonuclear leukocyte.

pol·y·morph

(pol'ē-mōrf),
Colloquial term for polymorphonuclear leukocyte.

polymorph

(pŏl′ē-môrf′)
n.
1. Biology One of the forms of a polymorphic organism.
2. Chemistry A specific crystalline form of a compound that can crystallize in different forms.
3. Immunology A polymorphonuclear leukocyte; a neutrophil.

polymorph

The common abbreviated term for polymorphonuclear (many-shaped nucleus) neutrophil leukocyte, the small phagocytic white cell of the immune system present in enormous numbers in the blood and the tissues. Polymorphs are amoeboid and highly motile scavengers of foreign material especially antigen-bearing bacteria and other antigenic material to which antibodies have been bound. See also POLYMORPHIC.
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However, although the predominant polymorph is calcite, it seems that the sample grown at pH 4 contains some vaterite polymorph since the small peaks located at 745.72 [cm.sup.-1] can be attributed to the out of plane bending vibrations of the vaterite polymorph [18, 40, 41],
(2016) observed that the crystallization of [beta]L polymorph in alcohol produced curved needle shape particles [3].
Although adjusting the fraction of exact exchange for a single polymorph might not yield perfect agreement between experiment and theory for other phases, it represents a reasonable approach to study physical trends among the various polymorphs.
Caption: FIGURE 4: X-ray diffraction patterns of ex situ and in situ annealed films showing hexagonal or monoclinic polymorph of ex situ annealed film and monoclinic structure of in situ annealed film.
As a matter of fact, a natural marine product, namely, the cockle (Anadara granosa) shell, has been widely reported to have good quality and pure calcium carbonate aragonite polymorph content [1, 4, 7, 9, 10, 26].
[9] Weiss, C.A, Torres-Cancel, K, Moser, R.D., Allison, P.G., Gore, E.R., Chandler, M.Q., and Malone, P.G., Influence of Temperatme on Calcium Carbonate Polymorph formed from Ammonium Carbonate and Calcium Acetate, Journal of Nanotechnology and Smart Materials, 1, 2013, pp.
The thermal effects on the polymorphs of L-Glu have been an intriguing subject in solid-phase biochemistry.
Figure 5(a) (sample a) shows crystals of approximately 200 nm with oval morphology, corresponding to a polymorph proportion of 49% B-51% A and Si/Al = 28, and Figure 5(b) (sample b) and Figure 5(c) (sample c) present crystals of around 400 nm and cuboid morphology with polymorph proportion of 63% B-37% A and Si/Al ratios equal to 10 and 100, respectively.
The most amount of observed marker was in E11-M20 primer with a total of 20 polymorph bands and E2-M17 and ETG-M35 primers with 19 polymorph bands and the least amount was related to E46-M35, ETG-M22 and E8-M22 primers with 8, 8 and 9 polymorph bands, respectively.
This is because the technique maintains the Polymorph V content, the substance in the crystal structure of the fat which gives chocolate its glossy appearance and firm and snappy texture, but which also allows it to melt smoothly in the mouth.
This is because the new technique maintains the prized Polymorph V content, the substance in the crystal structure of the fat which gives chocolate its glossy appearance, firm and snappy texture but which also allows it to melt smoothly in the mouth.