polymorph

noun
poly·​morph | \ ˈpä-lē-ˌmȯrf How to pronounce polymorph (audio) \

Definition of polymorph

1 : a polymorphic organism also : one of the several forms of such an organism
2 : any of the crystalline forms of a polymorphic substance

Examples of polymorph in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Motors, cord, kite line and polymorph are substituted for muscles, tendons, joints and bones. Nick Glass, CNN, 12 May 2017

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First Known Use of polymorph

circa 1828, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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The first known use of polymorph was circa 1828

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“Polymorph.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/polymorph. Accessed 20 Jan. 2022.

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polymorph

noun
poly·​morph | \ ˈpäl-i-ˌmȯrf How to pronounce polymorph (audio) \

Medical Definition of polymorph

1 : a polymorphic organism also : one of the several forms of such an organism
2 : any of the crystalline forms of a polymorphic substance

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