Heteromorphy
Heteromorphism Het`er*o*mor"phism, Heteromorphy Het`er*o*mor"phy, n. (Biol.) The state or quality of being heteromorphic. [1913 Webster]

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  • heteromorphy — het·er·o·mor·phy …   English syllables

  • heteromorphy — ˈ ̷ ̷ ̷ ̷ ̷ ̷ˌmȯrfē noun ( es) Etymology: International Scientific Vocabulary heter + morphy : heteromorphism …   Useful english dictionary

  • Heteromorphism — Het er*o*mor phism, Heteromorphy Het er*o*mor phy, n. (Biol.) The state or quality of being heteromorphic. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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  • heteromorphic — heteromorphism, heteromorphy, n. /het euhr euh mawr fik/, adj. 1. Biol. dissimilar in shape, structure, or magnitude. 2. Entomol. undergoing complete metamorphosis; possessing varying forms. [1860 65; HETERO + MORPHIC] * * * …   Universalium

  • ετερομορφία — η (Μ ἑτερομορφία) [ετερόμορφος] νεοελλ. (για ζώα, φυτά και ορυκτά) η εμφάνιση ενός είδους με περισσότερες από μία μορφές μσν. (για τον Μινώταυρο) η παρέκκλιση από τη συνηθισμένη φυσική μορφή, η τερατομορφία. [ΕΤΥΜΟΛ. Το μσν. ετερομορφία <… …   Dictionary of Greek

  • heteromorphic — [ˌhɛt(ə)rə(ʊ) mɔ:fɪk] adjective Biology occurring in two or more different forms, especially at different stages in the life cycle. Derivatives heteromorph noun heteromorphism noun heteromorphy noun …   English new terms dictionary

  • heteromorphic — /hɛtəroʊˈmɔfɪk/ (say hetuhroh mawfik) adjective 1. Biology dissimilar in shape, structure, or magnitude. 2. Entomology having two or more successive larval stages in which the larval forms differ greatly. Also, heteromorphous. –heteromorphism,… …   Australian English dictionary

  • -morphy — ˌmȯrfē, ˌmȯ(ə)fē, fi noun combining form ( es) Etymology: International Scientific Vocabulary morph + y : quality or state of having (such) a form heteromorphy isomorphy …   Useful english dictionary

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