\pˌɒlɪmˈɔːfɪk], \pˌɒlɪmˈɔːfɪk], \p_ˌɒ_l_ɪ_m_ˈɔː_f_ɪ_k]\
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relating to the occurrence of more than one kind of individual (independent of sexual differences) in an interbreeding population; "a polymorphic species"
relating to the crystallization of a compound in two or more different forms; "polymorphous crystallization"
By Princeton University
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Occurring in more than one form; polymorphous, pleomorphic, multiform.
By Stedman, Thomas Lathrop
Syn.: heteromorphous. Showing widely different types of structure or varieties of appearance. [Gr.]
By Smith Ely Jelliffe
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Idiopathic Hypercatabolic Hypoproteinemias
- series of gastrointestinal disorders which share in common excessive loss protein, mainly albumin, across gut wall. occur stomach (Menetrier disease), as well the small bowel (intestinal lymphangiectases, assorted inflammatory states). They are also occasionally associated with congestive heart failure (again a bowel protein loss).