Definitions

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  • n. An ammonite whose shell is unusual in not being a regular spiral.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. One of the Heteromorphæ, as the hoactzin.
  • n. A decorative design representing a certain object, but modified in character by representing another object at the same time, as, for instance, flower designs the branches of which represent animals.

Etymologies

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See heteromorphic.

Examples

  • Still it is a hideous blot, as well from the heteromorph peculiarities of the race, as that, with them, physical compulsion to action must be substituted for the moral necessity which constrains the free laborers to work equally hard.

    The Journal of Negro History, Volume 3, 1918

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