- * * *Occurring in more than one morphologic form. SYN: multiform, pleomorphic (1), pleomorphous, polymorphous. [G. polymorphos, multiform]
* * *poly·mor·phic .päl-i-'mȯr-fik adj of, relating to, or having polymorphism <a \polymorphic species> <a \polymorphic genetic locus> <\polymorphic proteins>poly·mor·phi·cal·ly -fi-k(ə-)lē adv
* * *poly·mor·phic (pol″e-morґfik) [poly- + morph- + -ic] occurring in several or many forms; appearing in different forms at different stages of development. Called also polymorphous.
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