Literally meaning: “ability of having several forms”
Origin: Anc Greek
πλέον or πλείον/pleon or pleion(=the comparative of πολύς/polys=much)
+ μορφή/morphe(=shape, form)
by the French chemist and biologist Antoine Béchamp (1816–1908), in order to describe the ability of microbes to change from one form into another.
(biology): Pleomorphism is the ability of certain cells or organisms to take multiple structural forms during their life cycle.