n.1.Existence in many forms; polymorphism.
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Beyond individuals "normally" constituted, he opens a broader perspective, that of sensuous polymorphy....
Santiago Cintron, "Cellulose polymorphy, crystallite size, and the Segal crystallinity index," Cellulose, vol.
This, first of all, is revealed in formation of renal glomeruluses hypertrophy, renal corpuscles polymorphy and increasing of the size of renal glomerulus and change of the size of proximal convoluted tubule opening.
The placement of species within a section of the genus or its subdivisions is often difficult and illustrates the challenge between a high intra-specific morphological variability and a classification system based on ancient and fragmentary material not representative of species' polymorphy (pers.
Rather, it points to a more complex realm of understanding in which meaning exists in the polymorphy and polyphony of multiple perspectives.
The following topics are reviewed: dormancy (facultative, obligatory, winter, summer, drought), seasonal polymorphy (size, color, wing structure), migration, and reproduction (number of generations per year, seasonal timing of growth).
Bauer, 1989, Conceptual Clustering, Categorization, and Polymorphy, Machine Learning 3: 343-372.
with all the polymorphy God gave you." To which I, as a postoperative female-to-male transsexual, say to Vincent, Why don't you forgo having nonconformist gender-bent sex with women and have normal missionary sex with men?
There is also an important study of the polymorphy of Christ, which is a feature of several apocryphal Acts but one that is particularly prominent in AJ; this chapter seeks to make a distinction between the metamorphosis of Jesus found in some New Testament narratives, notably the post-Easter stories, and the deliberate appearance of Jesus in differing guises in the New Testament apocryphal writings.
Writers such as Gerard Malynes and Thomas Mun had largely concerned themselves with specific economic problems produced by the particular circumstances of the day.(38) In this context, it does not seem surprising that the king's proclamation emphasized the amorphousness of money and the polymorphy of those that produced it or that it produced a powerful association between the two.