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 (trī-môr′fĭk) also tri·mor·phous (-fəs)
1. Biology Having or occurring in three differing forms.
2. Chemistry Crystallizing in three distinct forms.

tri·mor′phi·cal·ly adv.
tri·mor′phism n.
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Dormancy and germination characteristics of the trimorphic achenes of Garhadiolus papposus (Asteraceae), an annual ephemeral from the Junggar Desert, China.
Linguistic Manifestations in the Trimorphic Protennoia and the Thunder: Perfect Mind: Analysed Against the Background of Platonic and Stoic Dialectics
Three trimorphic piezo-ceramic bending transducers, which serve both as an actuator and a design element, are therefore fitted into each thigh.
Chen, "Supramolecular isomerism within three-dimensional 3connected nets: Unusual synthesis and characterization of trimorphic copper(I) 3,5-dimethyl-1,2,4- triazolate," Dalton Transactions, no.
Her work with Bateson resulted in two published experimental studies in the Journal of Genetics on the genetics of trimorphic plants.
WILSON, The Trimorphic Protennoia, en Martin KRAUSE (ed.), Gnosis and Gnosticism.
There are genera with three types of corollas in the same capitula (capitula trimorphic).
Strangely, Gesine Schenke's translation of the Trimorphic Protennoia in TLZ is listed on p.
To assess the importance of these sources of variability, two populations (EO-T3 and EO-T6, where EO = eastern Ontario; T = trimorphic) were sampled in each of three years (1988, 1989, and 1992) and two (EO-T1 and EO-T3) were sampled in 1988 at the beginning and end of the flowering season, which lasts for 2-3 wk in August.
Her second genetics paper on the inheritance of trimorphic flowers showed unsatisfactory results.