dimorphous

adjective

di·​mor·​phous (ˌ)dī-ˈmȯr-fəs How to pronounce dimorphous (audio)
1
: crystallizing in two different forms
2

Word History

Etymology

Greek dimorphos having two forms, from di- + -morphos -morphous

First Known Use

1832, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Time Traveler
The first known use of dimorphous was in 1832

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“Dimorphous.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/dimorphous. Accessed 2 Feb. 2023.

Medical Definition

dimorphous

adjective
di·​mor·​phous (ˈ)dī-ˈmȯr-fəs How to pronounce dimorphous (audio)
1
: crystallizing in two different forms
2
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