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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.
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|Adj.||1.||polymorphic - relating to the crystallization of a compound in two or more different forms; "polymorphous crystallization"|
|2.||polymorphic - relating to the occurrence of more than one kind of individual (independent of sexual differences) in an interbreeding population; "a polymorphic species"|
|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
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polymorphic[ˌpɒlɪˈmɔːfɪk] ADJ → polimorfo
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