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Polymorphism   /pˌɑlˌimˈɔrfɪzm/   Listen
Polymorphism

noun
1.
(genetics) the genetic variation within a population that natural selection can operate on.
2.
(chemistry) the existence of different kinds of crystal of the same chemical compound.  Synonym: pleomorphism.
3.
(biology) the existence of two or more forms of individuals within the same animal species (independent of sex differences).



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