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Definition of "polymorphous" [pol•y•mor•phous]

  • Having, or assuming, a variety of forms, characters, or styles; as, a polymorphous author. (adjective)
  • Having, or occurring in, several distinct forms; -- opposed to monomorphic. (adjective)
  • Crystallizing in two or more different forms; polymorphic (adjective)

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Use "polymorphous" in a sentence
  • "In Eros and Civilization and One Dimensional Man he promised that the overcoming of capitalism and its false consciousness will result in a society where the greatest satisfactions are sexual, of a sort that the bourgeois moralist Freud called polymorphous and infantile."
  • "In A Home at the End of the World 1990 he followed three very different misfits from childhood to maturity, from Cleveland to New York City and then to the broken-down upstate farmhouse where they define themselves, perilously and poignantly, as a kind of polymorphous family."
  • "At least half of those genes are polymorphous, meaning that "they have a great potential of variation among themselves," Mr MacLeod says."