Polymorphous



[pol-ee-mawr-fuh s] /ˌpɒl iˈmɔr fəs/

adjective
1.
having, assuming, or passing through many or various forms, stages, or the like.
2.
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/ˌpɒlɪˈmɔːfəs/
adjective
1.
having, taking, or passing through many different forms or stages
2.
(of a substance) exhibiting polymorphism
3.
(of an animal or plant) displaying or undergoing polymorphism
adj.

1785, from Greek polymorphos “multiform, of many forms, manifold,” from poly- “many” (see poly-) + morphe “shape, form” (see Morpheus). Related: Polymorphic; polymorphously; polymorphousness.

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