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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.
Although DNA markers like AFLPs and microsatellites are preferred for genetic diversity study due to their informativeness, Randomly Amplified Polymorphic DNA (RAPD) analysis has also been broadly employed to analyze the genetic diversity because it has a universal set of primers, no prior work such as probe isolation, or nucleotide sequencing is necessary (Hadrys et al., 1992).
Polyverse Corporation has begun providing free subscriptions to its polymorphic version of Linux to open source projects.
To the Editor: Catecholaminergic polymorphic ventricular tachycardia (CPVT) often occurs in children or adolescents without organic heart diseases.
Sequence analysis were revealed seven polymorphic site (G1072A, T1081C, T1131G, T1143C, T1145G, T1151G and C1221T) and one monomorphic site (C1071T) in Anatolian water buffaloes.
The aim of this study was to investigate the association of the polymorphic variation in CHRM2 gene (rs6962027) and CHRMS gene (rs7511970) in relation to early- and late-onset of Alzheimer's disease.
Catecholaminergic polymorphic ventricular tachycardia is a rhythm disorder that develops in relation with genetic causes in the absence of structural heart disease.
I couldn't believe what had happened to me." Dr Emma Wedgeworth, a consultant dermatologist and British Skin Foundation spokesman, said: "We see a number of skin reactions which can be related to the sun, including polymorphic light eruption.
To defeat signature-based detection, polymorphic shellcode that contains a decryption routine and encrypted payload has been developed.
For a total of 416 polymorphic loci showing Mendelian segregation were generated from 71 AFLP primer combinations.
in RAPD analyses, 35 out of 38 bands (92%) were polymorphic. The different primers produce a number of amplifications ranging from 2 to 7, the size of the amplified fragments ranging from 100 to 1600 bp.
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).