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heteromorphic

, heteromorphous Biology
1. differing from the normal form in size, shape, and function
2. (of pairs of homologous chromosomes) differing from each other in size or form
3. (esp of insects) having different forms at different stages of the life cycle

heteromorphic

[¦hed·ə·rō′mȯr·fik]
(cell and molecular biology)
Having synoptic or sex chromosomes that differ in size or form.
(medicine)
Differing from the normal in size or morphology.
(zoology)
Having a different form at each stage of the life history.
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