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pleomorphic

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adjective pleo·mor·phic \ˌplē-ə-ˈmȯr-fik\

Definition of pleomorphic

  1. :  able to assume different forms :  polymorphic <pleomorphic bacteria> <a pleomorphic sarcoma>

pleomorphism

play \-ˌfi-zəm\ noun


1886

First Known Use of pleomorphic

1886


Medical Dictionary

pleomorphic

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adjective pleo·mor·phic \ˌplē-ə-ˈmȯr-fik\

Medical Definition of pleomorphic

  1. :  able to assume different forms :  polymorphic <pleomorphic bacteria> <a benign pleomorphic salivary adenoma of mixed cell type>



Variants of pleomorphic

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pleiomorphic

\ˌplī-ə-\play

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