heteromorphism


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het·er·o·mor·phic

 (hĕt′ə-rō-môr′fĭk)
adj.
1. Having different forms at different periods of the life cycle, as in stages of insect metamorphosis.
2. Differing from the standard form in size or structure: heteromorphic chromosome pairs.

het′er·o·mor′phism n.

heteromorphism

1. the quality of differing in form from the standard or norm.
2. the condition of existing in different forms at different stages of development, as certain insects. — heteromorphic, adj.
See also: Insects
1. the quality of differing in form from the standard or norm.
2. the condition of existing in different forms at different stages of development, as certain insects. — heteromorphic, adj.
See also: Form
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