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polymorphic

 [pol″e-mor´fik]
occurring in several or many forms; appearing in different forms in different developmental stages.

pol·y·mor·phic

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

polymorphous

/poly·mor·phous/ (-mor´fus) polymorphic.

polymorphous

[pol′ēmôr′fəs]
Etymology: Gk, polys + morphe, form
occurring in many varying forms, possibly changing in structure or appearance at different stages.

pol·y·mor·phic

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

polymorphous

polymorphic.
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