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pol·y·morph

 (pŏl′ē-môrf′)
n.
1. Biology One of the forms of a polymorphic organism.
2. Chemistry A specific crystalline form of a compound that can crystallize in different forms.
3. Immunology A polymorphonuclear leukocyte, especially a neutrophil.
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polymorph

(ˈpɒlɪˌmɔːf)
n
1. (Biology) a species of animal or plant that exhibits polymorphism
2. (Chemistry) any of the crystalline forms of a chemical compound that exhibits polymorphism
3. (Physiology) Also called: polymorphonuclear leucocyte any of a group of white blood cells that have lobed nuclei and granular cytoplasm and function as phagocytes; they include neutrophils, basophils, and eosinophils
[C19: from Greek polumorphos having many forms]
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pol•y•morph

(ˈpɒl iˌmɔrf)

n.
1.
a. an organism that exists in different forms.
b. one of the forms.
2. any of the crystal forms assumed by a substance that exhibits polymorphism.
[1820–30; < Greek polýmorphos; see poly-, -morph]
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Noun1.polymorph - an organism that can assume more than one adult form as in the castes of ants or termites
organism, being - a living thing that has (or can develop) the ability to act or function independently
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