Definition of heteromorphism in English:


Syllabification: het·er·o·mor·phism
Pronunciation: /ˌhetərəˈmôrfizəm


  • 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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