Definition of Trimorphic

1. a. Of, pertaining to, or characterized by, trimorphism; -- contrasted with monomorphic, dimorphic, and polymorphic.



Definition of Trimorphic

1. Adjective. (zoology) Having three different forms with a clear attribute amongst three animals of the same species. ¹

2. Adjective. (botany) Having three different forms of flowers, leaves, or any other attribute on the same plant. ¹

3. Adjective. The condition of having three different forms. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Trimorphic

1. [adj]

Medical Definition of Trimorphic

1. Of, pertaining to, or characterised by, trimorphism; contrasted with monomorphic, dimorphic, and polymorphic. Origin: Gr. Three-formed; (see Tri-) + form. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

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Literary usage of Trimorphic

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1. The Different Forms of Flowers on Plants of the Same Species by Charles Darwin (1897)
"... trimorphic plants, or those which present three forms. These have been observed in three families, and consist of species of Lythrum and of the allied ..."

2. Transactions of the Academy of Science of Saint Louis by Academy of Science of St. Louis (1892)
"CONTRIBUTIONS FROM THE SHAW SCHOOL OF BOTANY. Xo. 8. Measurements of the trimorphic Flowers of ... trimorphic ..."

3. Charles Darwin's Works by Charles Darwin (1896)
"... trimorphic plants, or those which present three forms. These have been observed in three families, and consist of species of Lythrum and of the allied ..."

4. An Elementary Course of Botany: Structural, Physiological, and Systematic by Arthur Henfrey, Maxwell Tylden Masters (1878)
"Plants trimorphic. Neutral form pro- disd from a fertilized ... In the trimorphic fonn the neutral form is an oospore arising directly from a fertilized ..."

5. The Encyclopedia Americana: A Library of Universal Knowledge (1918)
"In the trimorphic hetero- styled plants of Lythrum salicaria three lengths ... When insects visit the dimorphic and trimorphic flowers, their organs become ..."

6. The Encyclopedia Americanaedited by Frederick Converse Beach, George Edwin Rines edited by Frederick Converse Beach, George Edwin Rines (1903)
"When a pistil of a dimorphic or trimorphic flower is crossed with pollen from stamens of different heights he termed it illegitimate fertilization. ..."

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