Polymorphic

Definition

adjective

(biology) Occurring in many forms, e.g. social ants having many adult forms.


Supplement

Word origin: From Ancient Greek poly (many) + morph (form) + -ic.
Related forms: polymorphism (noun), polymorph (noun)

Compare: pleomorphic
See also: genetic polymorphism

Related term: polymorphic reticulosis

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