polymorphosis

polymorphosis
The assumption of several structural forms without a corresponding difference in function; said of sponges, etc.

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  • Polymorphosis — Pol y*mor*pho sis, n. [NL. See {Poly }, and {Morphosis}.] (Zo[ o]l.) The assumption of several structural forms without a corresponding difference in function; said of sponges, etc. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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