Dictionary > Pleomorphic

Pleomorphic

Definition
adjective
Of, pertaining to, or exhibiting pleomorphism; polymorphous.
Supplement
For instance, pleomorphic adenoma is characterized by its pleomorphic or variable appearance under a light microscope.
Word origin: Greek pleíōn (more) + morph (form) + –ic.

Related forms: pleomorphism (noun).
Compare: polymorphic.


You will also like...

Population Growth and Survivorship
Population Growth and Survivorship

This lesson looks at population attributes, regulation, and growth. It also covers population genetics, particularly gen..

Developmental Biology
Developmental Biology

Developmental biology is a biological science that is primarily concerned with how a living thing grows and attains matu..

Lotic community of algal species
Lotic Communities & Algae

Lotic communities have conditions that are rather harsh for typical plants. Thus, the diversity of plant species in loti..

Early Earth
The Origins of Life

This tutorial digs into the past to investigate the origins of life. The section is split into geological periods in the..

Pollution in Freshwater Ecosystems
Pollution in Freshwater Ecosystems

There are many environmental factors that arise due to the usage of water in one way or another and for every action tha..

Homeostatic Mechanisms and Cellular Communication
Homeostatic Mechanisms and Cellular Communication

Homeostasis is the relatively stable conditions of the internal environment that result from compensatory regulatory res..