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pol·y·mor·phism

 (pŏl′ē-môr′fĭz′əm)
n.
1. Biology The occurrence of more than one form, as several alleles of a particular gene or winged and wingless forms of the same species.
2. Chemistry Crystallization of a compound in at least two distinct forms. Also called pleomorphism.

pol′y·mor′phic, pol′y·mor′phous adj.
pol′y·mor′phous·ly adv.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.polymorphic - relating to the crystallization of a compound in two or more different forms; "polymorphous crystallization"
chemical science, chemistry - the science of matter; the branch of the natural sciences dealing with the composition of substances and their properties and reactions
2.polymorphic - relating to the occurrence of more than one kind of individual (independent of sexual differences) in an interbreeding population; "a polymorphic species"
biological science, biology - the science that studies living organisms
3.polymorphic - having or occurring in several distinct forms; "man is both polymorphic and polytypic"; "a polymorphous god"
multiform - occurring in or having many forms or shapes or appearances; "the multiform universe of nature and man"- John Dewey

polymorphic

adjective
Biology. Consisting of a number of different kinds:
Biology: polymorphous.
Translations

polymorphic

[ˌpɒlɪˈmɔːfɪk] ADJpolimorfo

polymorphic

References in classic literature ?
Variations neither useful nor injurious would not be affected by natural selection, and would be left a fluctuating element, as perhaps we see in the species called polymorphic.
For conservation and breeding programmes, genetic diversity among 18 silkworm strains was analyzed through PCR amplification of the genomic DNA using five Random Amplified Polymorphic DNA (RAPD) primers.
Random Amplified Polymorphic DNAs (RAPDs) markers can be defined as DNA polymorphisms produced due to 'rearrangements or deletions at or between two close primer binding sites in the genome'(Welsh & McClelland, 1990, Williams, Kubelik, Livak, Rafalski, & Tingey, 1990).
The most useful molecular markers are inter-simple sequence repeats (ISSR), random amplified polymorphic DNA (RAPD) and amplified fragment length polymorphism (AFLP) (Kumari et al.
Abstract: Zero-day polymorphic worms pose a serious threat to the security of Mobile systems and Internet infrastructure.
Most of the arrhythmic episodes that occur during ES are episodes of monomorphic ventricular tachycardia, while polymorphic VT and VF are unusual causes (Israel et al 2007).
Following specific pruritic dermatoses of pregnancy were searched and recorded on pre-designed proforma and analyzed: pemphigoid gestationis, polymorphic eruption of pregnancy, prurigo of pregnancy, intrahepatic cholestasis of pregnancy, eczema in pregnancy and pruritic folliculitis of pregnancy.
Their topics include the equipment and methods for their experimentation, phase transformations in iron and its alloys at high pressure, possible polymorphic transformations in transition metals under pressure, transformation during deformation at high pressure, and hysteresis and kinetics of low-temperature polymorphic transformations under pressure.
This requirement is driven by a focus on patient safety, as conversion of a polymorphic form into another form with different properties potentially poses a risk to patient safety.
Thirty nine okra genotypes were assessed for genetic variability using Random Amplified Polymorphic DNA (RAPD) markers.
We report a patient who had drug-refractory, repetitive polymorphic VTs after myocardial infarction (MI) which could only be managed by radiofrequency ablation (RF) ablation of triggering ventricular premature beats (VPCs).
We investigated single nucleotide polymorphisms of a interleukin-1[beta] gene with replacement thymine (T) on cytosine (C) in the polymorphic locus 3954 (rs1143634): the wild type of the allelic IL-1[beta]*1 variant without the mutation (T/T), the mutant type of the allelic variant (IL-1[beta]*2--the single nucleotide replacement of thymine on cytosine in the position 3954 (C/T); IL-1[beta]*3--homozygous genotype on the high--productive mutant allele--C/C.