Definition of Pleomorphic

1. Adjective. Relating to or characterized by pleomorphism.

Partainyms: Pleomorphism
Derivative terms: Pleomorphism, Pleomorphism

Definition of Pleomorphic

1. a. Pertaining to pleomorphism; as, the pleomorphic character of bacteria.

Definition of Pleomorphic

1. Adjective. of, related to, or exhibiting pleomorphism ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Pleomorphic

1. [adj]

Medical Definition of Pleomorphic

1. Pertaining to pleomorphism; as, the pleomorphic character of bacteria. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

Lexicographical Neighbors of Pleomorphic

plentitude
plentitudes
plenty
plenum
plenum chamber
plenums
pleo-
pleochroic
pleochroic halo
pleochroism
pleochroisms
pleochromatic
pleochromatism
pleocytosis
pleomastia
pleomorphic (current term)
pleomorphic adenoma
pleomorphic lipoma
pleomorphic oligodendroglioma
pleomorphic rhabdomyosarcoma
pleomorphic rhabdosarcoma
pleomorphism
pleomorphisms
pleomorphous
pleon
pleonal
pleonasm
pleonasms
pleonast
pleonaste

Literary usage of Pleomorphic

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

1. The Journal of Infectious Diseases by Infectious Diseases Society of America, John Rockefeller McCormick Memorial Fund, John McCormick Institute for Infectious Diseases (1915)
"The original strain Hektoen has, in our experience, a rather fixed growth, which can be stimulated to a pleomorphic surface growth (smooth, not folded and ..."

2. Science by American Association for the Advancement of Science (1897)
"... granulatum he determined by pure cultures that what has been regarded as a remarkable pleomorphic species really represents two distinct species. ..."

3. Collected Papers by the Staff of Saint Mary's Hospital, Mayo Clinic by Saint Marys Hospital (Rochester, Minn.) (1919)
"Mathers and Howell found a specific increase in opsonin in the serum of rabbits immunized with different strains of the pleomorphic streptococcus. ..."

4. A Biochemical Study and Differentiation of Oral Bacteria: With Special by Israel Jacob Kligler (1915)
"The pleomorphic bacillus undoubtedly belongs to the acid- ... The organisms were highly pleomorphic but constituted, on the whole, a single homogeneous ..."

5. A Textbook of bacteriology: A Practical Treatise for Students and by Hans Zinsser, Frederick Fuller Russell (1922)
"The Niveum Group resemble the pleomorphic forms of the ... The surface at first is dry and powdery but on sugar media it quickly becomes pleomorphic, ..."

6. The Etiology and Pathology of Typhus: Being the Main Report of the Typhus by Simeon Burt Wolbach, John Launcelot. Todd, Francis Winslow Palfrey (1922)
"Rickettsia prowazeki: Is strikingly pleomorphic, multiplies exclusively within cells in the louse and is very susceptible to drying and heat. ..."

7. The Journal of Infectious Diseases by Infectious Diseases Society of America, John Rockefeller McCormick Memorial Fund, John McCormick Institute for Infectious Diseases (1915)
"The original strain Hektoen has, in our experience, a rather fixed growth, which can be stimulated to a pleomorphic surface growth (smooth, not folded and ..."

8. Science by American Association for the Advancement of Science (1897)
"... granulatum he determined by pure cultures that what has been regarded as a remarkable pleomorphic species really represents two distinct species. ..."

9. Collected Papers by the Staff of Saint Mary's Hospital, Mayo Clinic by Saint Marys Hospital (Rochester, Minn.) (1919)
"Mathers and Howell found a specific increase in opsonin in the serum of rabbits immunized with different strains of the pleomorphic streptococcus. ..."

10. A Biochemical Study and Differentiation of Oral Bacteria: With Special by Israel Jacob Kligler (1915)
"The pleomorphic bacillus undoubtedly belongs to the acid- ... The organisms were highly pleomorphic but constituted, on the whole, a single homogeneous ..."

11. A Textbook of bacteriology: A Practical Treatise for Students and by Hans Zinsser, Frederick Fuller Russell (1922)
"The Niveum Group resemble the pleomorphic forms of the ... The surface at first is dry and powdery but on sugar media it quickly becomes pleomorphic, ..."

12. The Etiology and Pathology of Typhus: Being the Main Report of the Typhus by Simeon Burt Wolbach, John Launcelot. Todd, Francis Winslow Palfrey (1922)
"Rickettsia prowazeki: Is strikingly pleomorphic, multiplies exclusively within cells in the louse and is very susceptible to drying and heat. ..."

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