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OTHER WORDS FROM polymorphismpol·y·mor·phis·tic, adjective
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Example sentences from the Web for polymorphism
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