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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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In all species, there is heteromorphism between X and Y chromosomes.
In terms of local neighbourhood relations, a partial heteromorphism of the two structures was detected.
Parental origin of the extra chromosome in the cat eye syndrome: Evidence from heteromorphism and in situ hybridization analysis.
Pollen aperture heteromorphism is not due to unreduced gametophytes.
Silver-staining and heteromorphism of chromosomal nucleolus organizer regions in North American cyprinid fishes.
Floral heteromorphism and structural features of the pollen tube pathway.