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1. polymorphism

noun. ['ˌpɑːˌliːˈmɔrfɪzm'] (genetics) the genetic variation within a population that natural selection can operate on.

Synonyms

  • single nucleotide polymorphism
  • SNP

Etymology

  • -morphism (English)
  • poly- (English)
  • πολύς (Ancient Greek (to 1453))

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Example sentences of the word polymorphism


1. Noun, singular or mass
Object-oriented programming languages have eliminated the need for function pointers with inheritance and polymorphism.

2. polymorphism

noun. ['ˌpɑːˌliːˈmɔrfɪzm'] (chemistry) the existence of different kinds of crystal of the same chemical compound.

Synonyms

  • chemical phenomenon
  • pleomorphism

Etymology

  • -morphism (English)
  • poly- (English)
  • πολύς (Ancient Greek (to 1453))

3. polymorphism

noun. ['ˌpɑːˌliːˈmɔrfɪzm'] (biology) the existence of two or more forms of individuals within the same animal species (independent of sex differences).

Synonyms

  • dimorphism

Etymology

  • -morphism (English)
  • poly- (English)
  • πολύς (Ancient Greek (to 1453))
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