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Meaning of POLYMORPHOUS

Pronunciation:  `pâlee'morfus

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. [adj]  having or occurring in several distinct forms; "man is both polymorpphic and polytypic"; "a polymorphous god"
  2. [adj]  (biology) relating to the occurrence of more than one kind of individual (independent of sexual differences) in an interbreeding population; "a polymorphic species"
  3. [adj]  (chemistry) relating to the crystallization of a compound in two or more different forms; "polymorphous crystalzation"
 

POLYMORPHOUS is a 12 letter word that starts with P.

 

 Synonyms: multiform, polymorphic, polymorphic
 

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
\Pol`y*mor"phous\, a.
1. Having, or assuming, a variety of forms, characters, or
   styles; as, a polymorphous author. --De Quincey.

2. (Biol.) Having, or occurring in, several distinct forms;
   -- opposed to monomorphic.



 

 

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