Definition of Polymorphic

1. Adjective. Relating to the crystallization of a compound in two or more different forms. "Polymorphous crystallization"

Exact synonyms: Polymorphous
Category relationships: Chemical Science, Chemistry
Partainyms: Polymorphism, Polymorphism
Derivative terms: Polymorphism, Polymorphism



2. Adjective. Relating to the occurrence of more than one kind of individual (independent of sexual differences) in an interbreeding population. "A polymorphic species"
Exact synonyms: Polymorphous
Category relationships: Biological Science, Biology
Derivative terms: Polymorph, Polymorphism, Polymorphism
Partainyms: Polymorphism, Polymorphism

3. Adjective. Having or occurring in several distinct forms. "A polymorphous god"
Exact synonyms: Polymorphous
Similar to: Multiform
Derivative terms: Polymorph

Definition of Polymorphic

1. a. Polymorphous.

Definition of Polymorphic

1. Adjective. relating to polymorphism (any sense), able to have several shapes or forms ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Polymorphic

1. [adj]

Medical Definition of Polymorphic

1. Occurring in several or many forms, appearing in different forms at different stages of development. Origin: Gr. Morph = form This entry appears with permission from the Dictionary of Cell and Molecular Biology (11 Mar 2008)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Polymorphic

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polymixin
polymixins
polymnite
polymodal
polymodality
polymodally
polymolecular
polymolecularity
polymolecule
polymolecules
polymorph
polymorphean
polymorphemic
polymorphia
polymorphic (current term)
polymorphic epithelial mucin
polymorphic genetic markers
polymorphic leaves
polymorphic neuron
polymorphic reticulosis
polymorphic superficial keratitis
polymorphically
polymorphies
polymorphisms
polymorphistic
polymorpho-
polymorphocellular
polymorphocytic leukaemia

Literary usage of Polymorphic

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Molecular Neurobiology: Proceedings of the 2nd NIMH Conference by Steven Zalcman (1995)
"The structures, polymorphic nature and expression of the neurexins suggest that they may represent cell-recognition molecules involved in neuronal cell-cell ..."

2. Chemical Abstracts by American Chemical Society (1908)
"... what is held to be a hitherto undescribed *¬ęT meteorite from Lampa, Chile. WF HIU.EBRAND. Contributions to the Knowledge of Some polymorphic Substances. ..."

3. The American Naturalist by American Society of Naturalists, Essex Institute (1871)
"... the same species when they come around the wharves, but probably does not pursue them to the same extent as the herring and pollock. polymorphic FUNGI. ..."

4. The Popular Science Review: A Quarterly Miscellany of Entertaining and (1871)
"It has been proved beyond doubt that many species of fungi are truly polymorphic, appearing under different phases. It is, notwithstanding all this, ..."

5. Paludism by Alphonse Laveran (1893)
"... blood represent the different stages of the evolution of the same polymorphic ... polymorphic ..."

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