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polymorphic

 [pol″e-mor´fik]
occurring in several or many forms; appearing in different forms in different developmental stages.
Miller-Keane Encyclopedia and Dictionary of Medicine, Nursing, and Allied Health, Seventh Edition. © 2003 by Saunders, an imprint of Elsevier, Inc. All rights reserved.

pol·y·mor·phic

(pol'ē-mōr'fik),
Occurring in more than one form.
[G. polymorphos, multiform]
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polymorphic

Genetics
adjective Referring to more than two alleles at a gene locus.
 
Vox populi
adjective Having two or more appearances or forms.
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polymorphic

 Vox populi Having ≥ 2 appearances or forms
McGraw-Hill Concise Dictionary of Modern Medicine. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.

pol·y·mor·phic

(pol'ē-mōr'fik)
Occurring in more than one form.
Synonym(s): multiform, pleomorphic (1) , pleomorphous, polymorphous.
[G. polymorphos, multiform]
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polymorphic

Occurring in a variety of shapes, as in the case of the nucleus of the neutrophil polymorphonuclear leukocyte (POLYMORPH).
Collins Dictionary of Medicine © Robert M. Youngson 2004, 2005
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Our study effectively used RAPD technique in detecting a degree of polymorphism (polymorphic loci, 86.05% and gene diversify, 0.327) among dragon fruit germplasms.
In summary, this study provided a new report about the findings of seven polymorphic site of leptin gene in Anatolian water buffaloes.
Yet, SNP rs7511970G polymorphic variant of this gene showed an interesting trend with respect to late-onset AD.
A mutation in the RyR2 gene is present in approximately 60% of patients with catecholaminergic polymorphic ventricular tachycardia (1).
In conclusion, static detection method has good detection performance for nonencoded shellcodes but cannot effectively detect polymorphic or metamorphic shellcodes.
Though the analysis of chi square, the 314 (75.48%) polymorphic markers showed a compatible fit to the anticipated segregation ratio of 1:1 or 3:1, and 102 (24.52%) polymorphic markers gave a significant segregation distortion from the anticipated ratio of 1:1 or 3:1 (P = 0.05).
Org et al., "Novel polymorphic Alu-Yb8 insertion in the WNK1 gene is associated with blood pressure variation in Europeans," Human Mutation, vol.
The aim of the studies was to investigate if the polymorphic modification of FA influences the stability of the bulk drug substance during storage.
The frequency distribution of alleles and genotypes of the polymorphic variants of TLR2 (rs5743708) and TLR4 (rs5743708) receptor genes in the study groups is comparable to the results of previous studies performed in the Russian Federation on the Russian population (the Chelyabinsk region) [7].