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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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In relation to Freud, I trace how the foreclosure of the polymorphously perverse in post-infancy is also always a foreclosure of homosexuality.
Beer, Bugs, Peter, Harvey, the Energizer, Playboy; magician's assistant; prolific copulator and shifter: The rabbit, for Blake, is perfectly polymorphously perverse.
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.
Like some unrepentant, polymorphously perverse Humbert Humbert, Lucien intoxicates with his language, accepting his predilection for the dead as what it is.
Marcuse agrees with Freud that some repression of an infant's ability to experience pleasure polymorphously is necessary for human development, but adds that repression over and above what is necessary for development, surplus repression, needs to be recognized and resisted.
In this battle, Bugs polymorphously mobilizes all the props he can--even if this means risking condemnation as a communist.