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Definitions for Pleomorphism
ˌpli əˈmɔr fɪz əmPleo·mor·phism

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. polymorphism, pleomorphismnoun

    (chemistry) the existence of different kinds of crystal of the same chemical compound

  2. pleomorphismnoun

    (biology) the appearance of two or more distinctly different forms in the life cycle of some organisms


  1. pleomorphismnoun

    the occurrence of multiple structural forms during the life cycle of an organism

  2. pleomorphismnoun


Webster Dictionary

  1. Pleomorphismnoun

    the property of crystallizing under two or more distinct fundamental forms, including dimorphism and trimorphism

    Etymology: [Gr. more + morfh` form.]

  2. Pleomorphismnoun

    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

    Etymology: [Gr. more + morfh` form.]


  1. Pleomorphism

    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.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of Pleomorphism in Chaldean Numerology is: 3

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of Pleomorphism in Pythagorean Numerology is: 6

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  • ಪ್ಲೋಮಾರ್ಫಿಸಂKannada
  • இரு வேறு வாழ்க்கை அமைப்பு கொண்ட விலங்குகள்Tamil
  • 多态性Chinese

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