Pleomorphism



[plee-uh-mawr-fiz-uh m] /ˌpli əˈmɔr fɪz əm/

noun, Biology.
1.
existence of an organism in two or more distinct forms during the life cycle; polymorphism.
/ˌpliːəˈmɔːˌfɪzəm/
noun
1.
the occurrence of more than one different form in the life cycle of a plant or animal
2.
the occurrence of more than one different form of crystal of one chemical compound; polymorphism

pleomorphism ple·o·mor·phism (plē’ə-môr’fĭz’əm)
n.

ple’o·mor’phic (-fĭk) or ple’o·mor’phous (-fəs) adj.

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