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Polymorphism, polymorphic or polymorph may refer to:


  • Polymorphism (computer science), the ability in computer programming to present the same interface for differing underlying forms (data types)
  • Polymorphic code, self-modifying program code designed to defeat anti-virus programs or to defeat reverse engineers


  • Polymorphism (materials science), the ability of a solid material to exist in multiple forms or crystal structures known as polymorphs
  • Polymorphism (biology), the occurrence of more than one form in the same population of a species
  • Polymorphism (molecular biology), the occurrence of population-level genomic variations, specifically with reference to the genetic material rather than the resulting phenotype.
  • Polymorph, short for polymorphonuclear leukocyte or granulocyte, a type of white blood cell
  • Polymorph, a trade name for the low melting-temperature polymer, Polycaprolactone
  • Lipid polymorphism, the property of amphiphiles that gives rise to various aggregations of lipids
  • Polymorphic QRS complex, a wave pattern seen on an electrocardiogram
  • Polymorphous perversity, a concept in psychoanalytic theory


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