OTHER WORDS FROM polymorphismpol·y·mor·phis·tic, adjective
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For the most part I think people are familiar with what scientists call SNPs, single nucleotide polymorphisms, and what other people might refer to as mutations.How the Human Genome Project revolutionized understanding of our DNA|Tina Hesman Saey|February 9, 2022|Science News
So we conducted a genetic investigation that looked for single-nucleotide polymorphisms, or “snips”—differences in a single DNA building block between one plant and another.This secret mangrove forest is unlike any other in the world|Sula E Vanderplank/The Conversation|October 19, 2021|Popular-Science
We now understand the process by which a polymorphic race maintains its polymorphism.Evolution in Modern Thought|Ernst Haeckel
Four days later, after the fourth ecdysis, the dimorphism becomes a polymorphism.
On these grounds I designate the phenomenon as polymorphism, although it may not yet have reached, as such, its sharpest limits.
It is chiefly amongst the microscopic species that polymorphism has been determined.
This system of reproduction is again noticed more in detail in the chapter on polymorphism.
British Dictionary definitions for polymorphism
- the occurrence of more than one form of individual in a single species within an interbreeding population
- the occurrence of more than one form in the individual polyps of a coelenterate colony