heteromorphic

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adjective het·ero·mor·phic \ˌhe-tə-rə-ˈmȯr-fik\

Definition of heteromorphic

  1. 1 :  deviating from the usual form

  2. 2 :  exhibiting diversity of form or forms heteromorphic pairs of chromosomes

heteromorphism

play \ˌhe-tə-rə-ˈmȯr-ˌfi-zəm\ noun

Origin and Etymology of heteromorphic

International Scientific Vocabulary


First Known Use: circa 1859


Medical Dictionary

heteromorphic

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adjective het·ero·mor·phic \-ˈmȯr-fik\
variants: also

heteromorphous

\-fəs\play

Medical Definition of heteromorphic

  1. 1:  deviating from the usual form

  2. 2:  unlike in form or size—used specifically of synaptic chromosomes the X and Y chromosomes constitute a heteromorphic pair heteromorphic bivalents; compare homomorphic 2

heteromorphism

\-ˌfiz-əm\play noun

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