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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.


in a polymorphous manner
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It is a myth to think we can approach our patients as polymorphously perverse, like bring me anything, any form of sexuality or desire and I will resonate with it.
On becoming a "little sex researcher": Some comments on a polymorphously perverse curriculum.
Judging from a handful of existing hundred-foot 16-mm camera rolls (of which there are well over a hundred), this enterprise seems to have been envisioned as a posher version of the polymorphously perverse, intermittently orgiastic dress-up fool-arounds featured in Smith's Flaming Creatures (1963) and his work in progress Normal Love (1963-65).
It seems that from the moment of those first soundings, from the sudden flash of light that the Freudian experience cast on the paradoxical origins of desire, on the polymorphously perverse character of its infantile forms, a general tendency has led psychoanalysis to reduce the paradoxical origins in order to show their convergence in a harmonious conclusion.
As Hovey notes, Orlando here is "simultaneously English and foreign, white and multiracial, heterosexually respectable and polymorphously perverse" (402).
As such, Rupert almost allegorically represents the forces of normalization, repression, and containment that abolish the polymorphously perverse energies of both the murderous couple and this languidly, diabolically pleasure-focused film.
Luc is trying to keep the parasite from attacking him, but on the other, he could be read as being threatened by her vision of a sexualized, polymorphously perverse society.
Almodovar, like the malevolent doctor he has imagined for this movie, is a man obsessed with the flesh, and inclined toward delighting in the aesthetics of its polymorphously perverse possibilities.
Like some unrepentant, polymorphously perverse Humbert Humbert, Lucien intoxicates with his language, accepting his predilection for the dead as what it is.
I used and contextualized terminology that would help them conceptualize the genre in the future ("the sublime," "unnatural," "repression," "desire," "asymmetry," "corruption," "creativity," "transgression," "the polymorphously perverse," alienation," "the uncanny"), and I ran from early examples to modern manifestations and back again as much as possible.
Kim Kardashian became famous for making a sex tape, then morphed into being polymorphously famous for being famous.
Rather, they are polymorphously perverse seducers who, in film scholar Richard Dyer's estimation, evoke the thrill of "forbidden sexuality.