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1. Chemistry See polymorphism.
2. Biology The occurrence of two or more distinct forms, as of an organism during its life cycle or of cells of a certain type.
1. (Biology) the occurrence of more than one different form in the life cycle of a plant or animal
2. (Chemistry) the occurrence of more than one different form of crystal of one chemical compound; polymorphism
ple•o•mor•phism(ˌpli əˈmɔr fɪz əm)
1. the occurrence of two or more forms in the life cycle of an organism.
2. the ability of a microorganism to change shape under varying conditions.
the existence of a plant or animal in two or more distinct forms during a life cycle. Also called polymorphism. — pleomorphic, pleomorphous, adj.See also: Biology
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|Noun||1.||pleomorphism - (chemistry) the existence of different kinds of crystal of the same chemical compound|
chemical science, chemistry - the science of matter; the branch of the natural sciences dealing with the composition of substances and their properties and reactions
chemical phenomenon - any natural phenomenon involving chemistry (as changes to atoms or molecules)
dimorphism - (chemistry) the property of certain substances that enables them to exist in two distinct crystalline forms
|2.||pleomorphism - (biology) the appearance of two or more distinctly different forms in the life cycle of some organisms|
organic phenomenon - (biology) a natural phenomenon involving living plants and animals
n. pleomorfismo, cualidad de asumir o tener formas diferentes.