Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • Same as polymorphous.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • adjective Polymorphous.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • adjective relating to polymorphism (any sense), able to have several shapes or forms

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adjective relating to the crystallization of a compound in two or more different forms
  • adjective having or occurring in several distinct forms
  • adjective relating to the occurrence of more than one kind of individual (independent of sexual differences) in an interbreeding population

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Examples

  • This equilibrium is known as polymorphic, by contrast with the monomorphic equilibria that arise when either of the alleles has gone to fixation.

    Population Genetics

  • And this is known as a polymorphic virus or worm, in that each time it's transmitted, it comes in a different guise.

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  • The ABO gene is highly polymorphic, which is thought to be related to evolutionary changes for host-pathogen interactions, as many pathogens utilize surface glycoproteins in host invasion.

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  • Since butters are comprised of many different fatty acid chains, they are described as "polymorphic," which means that they have the ability to crystallize in several different forms according to how the liquid fat is solidified.

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  • Elisa is doing a "polymorphic" dress with a caplet.

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  • It is kind of polymorphic behaviour because of multiple classes and events getting wired automatically.

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  • Other cybersecurity experts cite a growing threat from so-called "polymorphic" spyware that can change its digital signature to millions of different combinations to evade identification by anti-virus software.

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  • Because it could make this vision of a new computing platform real and because it allowed me to use the word "polymorphic" in a sentence,

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  • Because it could make this vision of a new computing platform real and because it allowed me to use the word "polymorphic" in a sentence,

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  • Because it could make this vision of a new computing platform real and because it allowed me to use the word "polymorphic" in a sentence,

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