polymorphism: Meaning and Definition of
Pronunciation: (pol"ē-môr'fiz-um), [key]
- the state or condition of being polymorphous.
- crystallization into two or more chemically identical but crystallographically distinct forms.
- the existence of an organism in several form or color varieties.
- the presence of two or more distinct phenotypes in a population due to the expression of different alleles of a given gene, as human blood groups O, A, B, and AB.
- polymorphism (Thesaurus)