- having, assuming, or passing through many or various forms, stages, or the like.
Origin of polymorphous
Related Words for polymorphousassorted, changeable, different, discrete, disparate, distinct, distinctive, divers, diverse, diversified, heterogeneous, individual, legion, manifold, many, many-sided, miscellaneous, mixed, motley, multifarious
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The expression "Cells with polymorphous nuclei" would be more accurate.Histology of the Blood
The nucleus is not polymorphous, and only occasionally divided.
Polymorphous, pol-i-mor′fus, adj. having many forms: varying in appearance: taking on many changes—also Polymor′phic.
The physical conditions under which polymorphous modifications are prepared control the form which the substance assumes.
The polymorphonuclear leucocytes have only a few very minute coccal-shaped oxyphile granules, the nucleus is polymorphous.
- having, taking, or passing through many different forms or stages
- (of a substance) exhibiting polymorphism
- (of an animal or plant) displaying or undergoing polymorphism