polymorph

noun

poly·​morph ˈpä-lē-ˌmȯrf How to pronounce polymorph (audio)
1
: a polymorphic organism
also : one of the several forms of such an organism
2
: any of the crystalline forms of a polymorphic substance

Word History

Etymology

International Scientific Vocabulary

First Known Use

circa 1828, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Time Traveler
The first known use of polymorph was circa 1828

Dictionary Entries Near polymorph

Cite this Entry

“Polymorph.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/polymorph. Accessed 25 Jul. 2024.

Medical Definition

polymorph

noun
poly·​morph ˈpäl-i-ˌmȯrf How to pronounce polymorph (audio)
1
: a polymorphic organism
also : one of the several forms of such an organism
2
: any of the crystalline forms of a polymorphic substance
3

More from Merriam-Webster on polymorph

Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!