polymorphosis

Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun Same as polymorphism.

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

  • noun (Zoöl.) The assumption of several structural forms without a corresponding difference in function; -- said of sponges, etc.

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

  • noun zoology The assumption of several structural forms without a corresponding difference in function; -- said of sponges, etc.

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Examples

  • And in endless instances beside we see the same Panlike latency of forms and powers, which gives to the external world a capacity of self-transformation, and of _polymorphosis_ absolutely inexhaustible.

    Blackwood's Edinburgh Magazine, Volume 56, Number 348

  • And in endless instances beside we see the same Panlike latency of forms and powers, which gives to the external world a capacity of self-transformation, and of _polymorphosis_ absolutely inexhaustible.

    Theological Essays and Other Papers — Volume 1

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