poly·​mor·​phous | \ ˌpä-lē-ˈmȯr-fəs How to pronounce polymorphous (audio) \

Definition of polymorphous

: having, assuming, or occurring in various forms, characters, or styles : polymorphic a polymorphous rash polymorphous sexuality

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Other Words from polymorphous

polymorphously adverb

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There is an abundance of cheese and wine, but there are also shelves full of films on DVD, many of which tap into the polymorphous mythology that Mallmann likes to feast on: 81∕2, Like Water for Chocolate, Blue Velvet, Gainsbourg: A Heroic Life. João Canziani, Esquire, "Is Francis Mallmann the Most Interesting Chef in the World?," 22 Jan. 2018 Mr. Shear follows the tradition of intuitive, stylistically polymorphous abstract painters like Raoul De Keyser and René Daniëls, but connects more directly with the canvas. Roberta Smith, Will Heinrich And Martha Schwendener, New York Times, "What to See in New York Art Galleries This Week," 22 June 2017

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First Known Use of polymorphous

1754, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for polymorphous

Greek polymorphos, from poly- + -morphos -morphous

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English Language Learners Definition of polymorphous

formal + technical : having or occurring in many different forms, styles, or stages of development


poly·​mor·​phous | \ -ˈmȯr-fəs How to pronounce polymorphous (audio) \

Medical Definition of polymorphous

: having, assuming, or occurring in various forms : polymorphic polymorphous skin rashes

Other Words from polymorphous

polymorphously adverb

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a strong desire or propensity

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