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Pleomorphism

Definition

noun

(1) The occurrence of two or more structural forms in the life cycle of certain organisms, especially of plants.

(2) Variable appearance; ability to change cell size and shape.


Supplement

Pleomorphism is exhibited by certain tumors, such as pleomorphic adenoma.


Word origin: Greek pleíōn (more) + morph (form) + -ism.
Related forms: pleomorphic (adjective).

Compare: polymorphism.


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The Fiber Disease

... though is familiar. Is it true to say that she was arrested as a means of keeping her "quiet" after she revealed her discoveries re. pleomorphism and that when she was conducting tests commented that it was "hard to find people who were not infected" (with pleomorphic bacteria)...? ...

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by hartuk
Sat May 20, 2006 7:19 pm
 
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The Fiber Disease

... would most likely cure itself. But one fix, deserves another, deserves another, until it is destroyed. The fixes are worse than the problem. So, pleomorphism. It is so hard for medical, scientific people to change focus. I am not being dismissive of doctors intellect by any means, but, those ...

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by Skytroll
Thu Apr 27, 2006 1:33 pm
 
Forum: Human Biology
Topic: The Fiber Disease
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