pleomorphic

adjective
pleo·​mor·​phic | \ ˌplē-ə-ˈmȯr-fik How to pronounce pleomorphic (audio) \

Definition of pleomorphic

: able to assume different forms : polymorphic pleomorphic bacteria a pleomorphic sarcoma

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Other Words from pleomorphic

pleomorphism \ ˌplē-​ə-​ˈmȯr-​ˌfi-​zəm How to pronounce pleomorphic (audio) \ noun

Examples of pleomorphic in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web In addition, Richard Brown, who was maitre d' and the public face of the restaurant, has been diagnosed with a rare cancer, undifferentiated pleomorphic sarcoma. Polly Campbell, Cincinnati.com, 27 Mar. 2020 In their early stages, some liposarcomas can be successfully treated with surgery, although other types can be more aggressive, such as round-cell and pleomorphic liposarcoma. Julie Landry Laviolette, miamiherald, 23 May 2018

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First Known Use of pleomorphic

1886, in the meaning defined above

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“Pleomorphic.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/pleomorphic. Accessed 28 Sep. 2021.

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pleomorphic

adjective
pleo·​mor·​phic | \ ˌplē-ə-ˈmȯr-fik How to pronounce pleomorphic (audio) \
variants: also pleiomorphic \ ˌplī-​ə-​ How to pronounce pleomorphic (audio) \

Medical Definition of pleomorphic

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

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