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Heteromorphism

Definitions

  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Heteromorphism (Biol) The state or quality of being heteromorphic.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n heteromorphism The state or character of being heteromorphic; deviation from a type or norm, or from congruity. Specifically— In entomology, existence under different forms at successive stages of development: the result of transformation or metaboly. Thus, an insect exhibits heteromorphism when it is a pupa or larva, before it becomes an imago.
    • n heteromorphism In biology, the property of replacing lost parts by new parts which are different from those that have been lost. See heteromorphosis.
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Usage

In literature:

Heteromorphic, use of term.
"More Letters of Charles Darwin Volume II" by Charles Darwin
Heteromorphous: the metamorphosis complete, in abrupt stages, the larva unlike the adult.
"Explanation of Terms Used in Entomology" by John. B. Smith
Usually such changes are entirely heteromorphous, and, as it were, foreign to the natural organisation.
"Vegetable Teratology" by Maxwell T. Masters
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In science:

In humans females have the homomorphic XX sex chromosomes and the males have the heteromorphic XY sex chromosomes.
A Developmental Network Theory of Gynandromorphs, Sexual Dimorphism and Species Formation
Unlike humans, chicken sex chromosomes have the opposite heteromorphic sorting.
A Developmental Network Theory of Gynandromorphs, Sexual Dimorphism and Species Formation
The cells of female chickens have the heteromorphic ZW sex chromosomes while the males have homomorphic sex chromosomes ZZ.
A Developmental Network Theory of Gynandromorphs, Sexual Dimorphism and Species Formation
The cells on the female half of the Rooster-Hen were female containing the heteromorphic WZ chromosomes of hens.
A Developmental Network Theory of Gynandromorphs, Sexual Dimorphism and Species Formation
The meta-network signatures that distinguish various types of gyn72 gynandromorphs assume a normal compliment of male and female CENEs, e.g., XY or ZW heteromorphic chromosomes.
A Developmental Network Theory of Gynandromorphs, Sexual Dimorphism and Species Formation
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