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hypermorph

Pronunciation: hi'per-morf

Definition:

  1. Person whose sitting height is low in proportion to standing height, owing to excessive length of limb.
  2. A mutant gene that causes an increase in the activity controlled by the gene.

[hyper- + G. morphe, form]

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