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Differing from the normal form.
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morpho-, morph-, -morphous, -morphically, -morphia, -morphosis, -morphously, -morphy, -morphic, -morphism
1. In biology, having a different appearance; differing in shape, size, or structure; such as,
heteromorphic sex chromosomes.
2. In biology, taking different forms at different stages of a life cycle.
3. In medicine, characterized by an atypical form or forms.
4. Differing from the standard form in size or structure: heteromorphic chromosome pairs.
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.