- Crystallography the property of crystallizing in three distinct forms
- Bot. the existence of three distinct forms of flowers, leaves, or other organs on the same plant or on different plants of the same species
- Zool. the existence of three distinct forms of organs in the same species
Origin of trimorphism; from Classical Greek trimorphos, of three forms ; from tri-, three + morphē, form + -ism
(countable and uncountable, plural trimorphisms)
- (crystallography) The property of crystallizing in three distinct forms.
- Titanium dioxide exhibits trimorphism: its three forms are rutile, octahedrite, and brookite.
- (biology) The coexistence among individuals of the same species of three distinct forms, not generally connected by intermediate gradations.