polymorph definition

  • noun:
    • Biology An organism described as polymorphism.
    • Chemistry a particular crystalline form of a compound that can crystallize in numerous types.
    • Any organism that displays polymorphism
    • Any material or mineral that forms several types of crystal
    • A substance capable of crystallizing in several distinct kinds; in addition, anyone of those forms. Cf. allomorph.
    • In chem., a substance which crystallizes in 2 or even more kinds distinct from each other. See dimorphism and trimorphism.
    • In biology, an organism exhibiting or described as polymorphism; an individual person in a species or other group which differs off their members of similar team to an unusual degree.
    • an organism that can believe one or more person form as with the castes of ants or termites

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