|a. the occurrence of more than one form of individual in a single species within an interbreeding population|
|b. the occurrence of more than one form in the individual polyps of a coelenterate colony|
|2.||the existence or formation of different types of crystal of the same chemical compound|
polymorphism pol·y·mor·phism (pŏl'ē-môr'fĭz'əm)
The occurrence of different forms, stages, or types in individual organisms or in organisms of the same species, independent of sexual variations.
Crystallization of a compound in at least two distinct forms. Also called pleomorphism.
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