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polymorph

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noun poly·morph \ˈpä-lē-ˌmȯrf\

Definition of polymorph

  1. 1 :  a polymorphic organism; also :  one of the several forms of such an organism

  2. 2 :  any of the crystalline forms of a polymorphic substance



Origin of polymorph

International Scientific Vocabulary


First Known Use: circa 1828


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polymorph

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noun poly·morph \ˈpäl-i-ˌmȯrf\

Medical Definition of polymorph

  1. 1:  a polymorphic organism; also :  one of the several forms of such an organism

  2. 2:  any of the crystalline forms of a polymorphic substance

  3. 3:  a polymorphonuclear leukocyte




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