(chemistry) the existence of different kinds of crystal of the same chemical compound
(biology) the appearance of two or more distinctly different forms in the life cycle of some organisms
the occurrence of multiple structural forms during the life cycle of an organism
the property of crystallizing under two or more distinct fundamental forms, including dimorphism and trimorphism
the theory that the various genera of bacteria are phases or variations of growth of a number of Protean species, each of which may exhibit, according to undetermined conditions, all or some of the forms characteristic of the different genera and species
Origin: [Gr. more + morfh` form.]
Pleomorphism, in microbiology, is the ability of some bacteria to alter their shape or size in response to environmental conditions. Pleomorphism has been observed in some members of the Deinococcaceae family. The modern definition of pleomorphism in the context of bacteriology is based on variation of size or shape of the cell, rather than a change of shape as previously believed.
The numerical value of Pleomorphism in Chaldean Numerology is: 3
The numerical value of Pleomorphism in Pythagorean Numerology is: 6
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- இரு வேறு வாழ்க்கை அமைப்பு கொண்ட விலங்குகள்Tamil
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