Origin of polymorph
Related Words for polymorphicassorted, changeable, different, discrete, disparate, distinct, distinctive, divers, diverse, diversified, heterogeneous, individual, legion, manifold, many, many-sided, miscellaneous, mixed, motley, multifarious
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Historical Examples of polymorphic
But it is polymorphic variability in the strictest sense of the word.
Passant oultre—one of Rabelais' favourite and most polymorphic expressions.A History of the French Novel, Vol. 1
Multiform, mul′ti-form, adj. having many forms, polymorphic.
Polymorphic species may now be regarded as the link which unites ordinary variability with the historical production of species.
Some of the species are polymorphic, many varieties being produced from a single batch of eggs.The Butterfly Book
William Jacob Holland
- a species of animal or plant that exhibits polymorphism
- any of the crystalline forms of a chemical compound that exhibits polymorphism
- Also called: polymorphonuclear leucocyte any of a group of white blood cells that have lobed nuclei and granular cytoplasm and function as phagocytes; they include neutrophils, basophils, and eosinophils
Word Origin for polymorph
Word Origin and History for polymorphic
"organism of several forms," 1828, from Greek polymorphos "of many forms" (see polymorphous).