heteromorphic

heteromorphic
het·ero·mor·phic -'mȯr-fik also het·ero·mor·phous -fəs adj
1) deviating from the usual form
2) unlike in form or size used specif. of synaptic chromosomes <the X and Y chromosomes constitute a \heteromorphic pair>{{}}<\heteromorphic bivalents> compare HOMOMORPHIC (2)
het·ero·mor·phism -.fiz-əm n

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het·ero·mor·phic (het″ər-o-morґfik) [hetero- + -morph + -ic] 1. of abnormal shape or structure. 2. morphologically dissimilar.

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  • 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… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • heteromorphic — having different or dissimilar forms, 1864; from HETERO (Cf. hetero ) + Gk. morphe form (see MORPHEUS (Cf. Morpheus)) …   Etymology dictionary

  • heteromorphic — [het΄ər ōmôr′fik] adj. [ HETERO + MORPHIC] 1. differing from the standard type or form 2. exhibiting different forms at various stages of development, as insects in the larval and pupal stages do: Also heteromorphous heteromorphism n …   English World dictionary

  • heteromorphic — adjective Etymology: International Scientific Vocabulary Date: circa 1859 1. deviating from the usual form 2. exhibiting diversity of form or forms < heteromorphic pairs of chromosomes > • heteromorphism noun …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • heteromorphic bivalent — heteromorphic bivalent. См. гетероморфный бивалент. (Источник: «Англо русский толковый словарь генетических терминов». Арефьев В.А., Лисовенко Л.А., Москва: Изд во ВНИРО, 1995 г.) …   Молекулярная биология и генетика. Толковый словарь.

  • heteromorphic pair — heteromorphic pair. См. гетероморфная пара [хромосом]. (Источник: «Англо русский толковый словарь генетических терминов». Арефьев В.А., Лисовенко Л.А., Москва: Изд во ВНИРО, 1995 г.) …   Молекулярная биология и генетика. Толковый словарь.

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  • heteromorphic — adj. [Gr. heteros, different; morphe, form] 1. Deviating from the normal form. 2. At different life stages progressing to another form; heteromorphous. 3. Homologous chromosomes differing in size or form …   Dictionary of invertebrate zoology

  • heteromorphic — heteromorphism, heteromorphy, n. /het euhr euh mawr fik/, adj. 1. Biol. dissimilar in shape, structure, or magnitude. 2. Entomol. undergoing complete metamorphosis; possessing varying forms. [1860 65; HETERO + MORPHIC] * * * …   Universalium

  • heteromorphic — adjective a) Having different forms in different stages of the life cycle b) Differing in size or structure from the normal …   Wiktionary

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