- differing from the standard type or form
- exhibiting different forms at various stages of development, as insects in the larval and pupal stages do
Origin of heteromorphichetero- + -morphic
- Having different forms at different periods of the life cycle, as in stages of insect metamorphosis.
- Differing from the standard form in size or structure: heteromorphic chromosome pairs.
(comparative more heteromorphic, superlative most heteromorphic)
hetero- + -morphic