Polymorphism 1. State or condition of being polymorphous. 2. Cryall. crystallization into 2 or more chemically identical but crystallographically distinct forms. 3. Zool., Bot. existence of an animal or plant in several forms or color varieties.
polymorphous adj. having, assuming, or passing through many or various forms, stages, or the like. Also, polymorphic. [<Gk polymorphous multiform]
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