[syn: polymorphic, polymorphous]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:
Polymorphous \Pol`y*mor"phous\, a.
1. Having, or assuming, a variety of forms, characters, or
styles; as, a polymorphous author. --De Quincey.
2. (Biol.) Having, or occurring in, several distinct forms;
-- opposed to monomorphic.
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):
adj 1: relating to the crystallization of a compound in two or
more different forms; "polymorphous crystallization"
[syn: polymorphous, polymorphic]
2: relating to the occurrence of more than one kind of
individual (independent of sexual differences) in an
interbreeding population; "a polymorphic species" [syn:
3: having or occurring in several distinct forms; "man is both
polymorphic and polytypic"; "a polymorphous god" [syn: