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pleomorphism

or ple·o·mor·phy

[plee-uh-mawr-fiz-uh m]
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noun Biology.
  1. existence of an organism in two or more distinct forms during the life cycle; polymorphism.
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Origin of pleomorphism

First recorded in 1860–65; pleo- + -morph + -ism
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British Dictionary definitions for pleomorphism

pleomorphism

pleomorphy (ˈpliːəˌmɔːfɪ)

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
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Derived Formspleomorphic, adjective
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pleomorphism in Medicine

pleomorphism

(plē′ə-môrfĭz′əm)
n.
  1. polymorphism
  2. The occurrence of two or more structural forms during a life cycle, especially of certain plants.
Related formsple′o•morphic (-fĭk) null adj.