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Adjective: polymorphic  ,pó-lee'mor-fik
  1. (chemistry) relating to the crystallization of a compound in two or more different forms
    "polymorphic crystallization";
    - polymorphous
  2. (biology) relating to the occurrence of more than one kind of individual (independent of sexual differences) in an interbreeding population
    "a polymorphic species";
    - polymorphous
  3. Having or occurring in several distinct forms
    "man is both polymorphic and polytypic";
    - polymorphous

See also: multiform

Encyclopedia: Polymorphic