heteromorphic definition

  • adjective:
    • Having different forms at different periods of this life pattern, as with stages of insect metamorphosis.
    • varying from the standard form in dimensions or construction: heteromorphic chromosome sets.
    • Having variations in various phases of life cycle
    • Differing in size or construction through the normal
    • Deviating from regular, perfect, or mature type; having different forms at different stages of presence, or perhaps in different people of similar types; -- applied especially to pests by which there is certainly an extensive difference of form involving the larva and the adult, and to plants having one or more form of rose.
  • others:
    • Deviating in kind from confirmed kind or standard; of unusual, unusual, or unusual construction or composition.
    • In entomology, undergoing entire transformation or full metamorphosis; metabolous; especially, pertaining to or having the characters of the Heteromorpha or Heteromorphæ.
    • Also heteromorphous.
    • Of or regarding heteromorphism, in virtually any sense of that term.

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