heteromorphic

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

Definition of heteromorphic 

1 : deviating from the usual form

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

Other Words from heteromorphic

heteromorphism \ ˌhe-​tə-​rə-​ˈmȯr-​ˌfi-​zəm \ noun

First Known Use of heteromorphic

circa 1859, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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heteromorphic

adjective
het·​ero·​mor·​phic | \-ˈmȯr-fik \
variants: also heteromorphous \ -​fəs \

Medical Definition of heteromorphic 

1 : deviating from the usual form

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

Other Words from heteromorphic

heteromorphism \ -​ˌfiz-​əm \ noun

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