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amorphous
having no definite form; shapeless; unorganized
anthropomorphic
attributing human form or characteristics to beings not human, especially gods
dimorphous
occurring under two distinct forms
endomorphic
having a form deriving largely from the embryo's inner layer; having a heavy body build
heteromorphic
exhibiting diversity of form
metamorphosis
change of form
monomorphic
having a single form
morphology
1. branch of biology dealing with the form and structure of animals and plants
2. form and structure of an organism or any of its parts
pericardium
membranous sac enclosing the heart
perigee
nearest point to the earth in the orbit of a heavenly body
perihelion
nearest point to the sun in the orbit of a heavenly body
perimeter
whole outer boundary or measurement of a surface or figure
periodontics
branch of dentistry dealing with diseases of the bone and gum tissues supporting the teeth
peripatetic
traveling about; itinerant
peripheral
1. on the periphery; outside or away from the central part, as in peripheral vision
2. only slightly connected with what is essential; merely incidental
periphrastic
expressed in a roundabout way; circumlocutory
periscope
instrument permitting those in a submarine view of the surface
peristalsis
wavelike contraction of the walls of the intestines, which propels contents onward
peristyle
1. row of columns around a building or court
2. the space so enclosed
peritonitis
inflammation of the peritoneum