from The Century Dictionary.
- noun The assumption of several different forms by an organism during its life-history, as, for example, among insects which undergo metamorphosis.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.
- noun (Zoöl.) The quality or state of being polyeidic.
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- noun zoology The quality or state of being
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