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Polymorphic

Definition
adjective
(biology) Occurring in many forms, e.g. social ants having many adult forms.
Supplement
Word origin: From Ancient Greek poly (many) + morph (form) + –ic.

Related forms: polymorphism (noun), polymorph (noun)
Compare: pleomorphic

See also: genetic polymorphism
Related term: polymorphic reticulosis


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