Definition of heteromorphism in English:

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heteromorphism

Pronunciation: /ˌhedərəˈmôrfizəm/

noun

Biology
The quality or condition of existing in various forms: chromosomal heteromorphism
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  • Chromosome heteromorphism therefore reflects de novo evolution of sex chromosomes during the evolution of dioecy in this plant lineage, a relatively recent event within this genus.
  • In specimens of GC, CB, and LM, the AgNORs were located at terminal regions of the short arm of an SM pair, in which was observed a size heteromorphism between homologue chromosomes.
  • In another individual of this same species, the two 5S rDNA sites showed size heteromorphism.

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Syllabification: het·er·o·mor·phism

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