polymorphic etymology

English word polymorphic comes from English poly- (Many. Polymer.), English -morphic (Having a specific shape or form.)

Detailed word origin of polymorphic

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
poly- English (eng) Many. Polymer.
-morphic English (eng) Having a specific shape or form.
polymorphic English (eng) (programming, of a function) Able to take multiple data types for a single parameter.. Relating to polymorphism (any sense), able to have several shapes or forms.

Words with the same origin as polymorphic

Descendants of poly-
polyamorous polyamory polyangular polycarbonate polycarpic polydeism polydiverse polyembryo polyester polyethylene polyfoam polygamous polyglandular polygraph polyketide polymer polyneuritis polyphonic polyphony polypropylene polystyrene polysulfone resin polyurethane polyvinyl styrofoam
Descendants of -morphic
andromorphically anthromorphic anthropomorphic antiholomorphic biholomorphic cynomorphic epimorphic geomorphic hemimorphic holomorphicity isomorphic monomorphic neanimorphic nondimorphic nonholomorphic normomorphic ophiomorphic pycnomorphic redoximorphic subdimorphic theriomorphic xenomorphic xeromorphic zoomorphic