polymorphous

[pol-ee-mawr-fuhs]
adjective
1.
having, assuming, or passing through many or various forms, stages, or the like.

Origin:
1775–85; < Greek polýmorphos multiform. See poly-, -morphous

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polymorphous or polymorphic (ˌpɒlɪˈmɔːfəs)
 
adj
1.  having, taking, or passing through many different forms or stages
2.  (of a substance) exhibiting polymorphism
3.  (of an animal or plant) displaying or undergoing polymorphism
 
polymorphic or polymorphic
 
adj

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Example sentences
It is much more polymorphous and ambivalent in character.
The axons of the cells in the polymorphous layer may run in an ascending, a descending, or a horizontal direction.
The media have never been so ubiquitous or polymorphous.
Her fans and foes have called her everything from outspoken and refreshing to churlish, polymorphous and distant.
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