pleomorphic

or ple·o·mor·phous

[ plee-uh-mawr-fik ]
/ ˌpli əˈmɔr fɪk /

adjective

of, relating to, or characterized by pleomorphism; polymorphous.

Nearby words

  1. pleo-,
  2. pleochroic,
  3. pleochroism,
  4. pleocytosis,
  5. pleomastia,
  6. pleomorphic lipoma,
  7. pleomorphism,
  8. pleon,
  9. pleonal,
  10. pleonasm

Origin of pleomorphic

First recorded in 1885–90; pleomorph(ism) + -ic

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Word Origin and History for pleomorphic

pleomorphic

adj.

"having more than one form," 1886, from pleo- + -morphe "form" (see Morpheus). Related: Pleomorphism.

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