dimorphism

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noun di·mor·phism \-ˌfi-zəm\

Definition of dimorphism

  1. :  the condition or property of being dimorphic or dimorphous: such asa :  the existence of two different forms (as of color or size) of a species especially in the same population sexual dimorphismb :  the existence of a part (such as leaves of a plant) in two different forms

1832

First Known Use of dimorphism

1832


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dimorphism

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noun di·mor·phism \-ˌfiz-əm\

Medical Definition of dimorphism

  1. :  the condition or property of being dimorphic or dimorphous: asa (1):  the existence of two different forms (as of color or size) of a species especially in the same population (2):  the existence of an organ in two different formsb:  crystallization of a chemical compound in two different forms

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