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allomorphism

Pronunciation: al′ō-mōr′fizm

Definition:

  1. Change of shape in cells resulting from mechanical causes, such as flattening from pressure, or to progressive metaplasia, such as the change of bile duct cells into liver cells.
  2. The state of being similar in chemical composition but different in form (especially crystalline).

[allo- + G. morphē, form]

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