Heteromorphic

Het`er*o*mor"phic

(?), a. [Hetero- + Gr. morfh` form.] (Biol.) Deviating from the normal, perfect, or mature form; having different forms at different stages of existence, or in different individuals of the same species; -- applied especially to insects in which there is a wide difference of form between the larva and the adult, and to plants having more than one form of flower.

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Het`er*o*mor"phism

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Het`er*o*mor"phy

(?), } n. (Biol.) The state or quality of being heteromorphic.
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