Definition of Trimorphism

1. n. The property of crystallizing in three forms fundamentally distinct, as is the case with titanium dioxide, which crystallizes in the forms of rutile, octahedrite, and brookite. See Pleomorphism.

Definition of Trimorphism

1. Noun. (crystallography) The property of crystallizing in three distinct forms. ¹

2. Noun. (biology) The coexistence among individuals of the same species of three distinct forms, not generally connected by intermediate gradations. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Medical Definition of Trimorphism

1. 1. The property of crystallizing in three forms fundamentally distinct, as is the case with titanium dioxide, which crystallizes in the forms of rutile, octahedrite, and brookite. See Pleomorphism. 2. The coexistence among individuals of the same species of three distinct forms, not connected, as a rule, by intermediate gradations; the condition among individuals of the same species of having three different shapes or proportions of corresponding parts; contrasted with polymorphism, and dimorphism. Heterogonous trimporphism, that condition in which flowers of plants of the same species have three different lengths of stamens, short, medium, and long, the blossoms of one individual plant having short and medium stamens and a long style, those of another having short and long stamens and a style of medium length, and those of a third having medium and long stamens and a short style, the style of each blossom thus being of a length not represented by its stamens. See: Trimorphic. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

Lexicographical Neighbors of Trimorphism

trimmer joist
trimmers
trimmest
trimming
trimming capacitor
trimmingly
trimmings
trimness
trimnesses
trimodal
trimolecular
trimonthlies
trimonthly
trimorph
trimorphic
trimorphism (current term)
trimorphisms
trimorphous
trimorphs
trimotor
trimotored
trimotors
trimoxazole
trimphone
trimphones
trims
trimtab
trimtabs
trimuon
trimuons

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