American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- adj. Existing or occurring in two distinct forms; exhibiting dimorphism: a dimorphic crystal; dimorphic organisms.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Existing in two distinct forms; dimorphous. See dimorphous.
- Pertaining to dimorphism; exhibiting or characterized by dimorphism, in any sense of that word.
GNU Webster's 1913
- adj. Having the property of dimorphism; dimorphous.
- adj. occurring or existing in two different forms
- di- + -morphic (Wiktionary)
“Some plants seem as a normal occurrence to produce flowers of different construction, and are hence termed dimorphic, as in many _Malpighiaceæ_, _Violaceæ_, _Oxalidaceæ_, in some of the flowers of which the petals are altogether wanting, while in others the corolla is developed as usual.”
“He generally used the chrysalids of the Papilio Turnus, whose females are dimorphic, that is, having two distinct forms.”
“It is also sexually dimorphic, meaning the males differ from the females.”
“Sexing Indian Ringneck Parakeets Indian Ringneck Parakeets are dimorphic, meaning that you can tell the sex of mature birds through the markings on their feathers.”
“Human beings are sexually dimorphic and our apprehension of the designed world corresponds to the difference.”
“Ratings of facial attractiveness accounted for over 25% of the variance in this sexually dimorphic dimension of male body configuration.”
“The birds are also unusual within the Owls (Strigiformes) in being sexually dimorphic in coloration, with the male being almost pure white, the female being heavily barred.”
“If Australopithecus is sexually dimorphic and Ardipithecus isn't, that's kind of peculiar.”
“By showing that at 4.4 million years there is a hominin ancestor that is less dimorphic than Australopithecus is, I think, very exciting because that is not what you would have predicted," says Zeresenay Alemseged, a paleoanthropologist at the California Academy of Sciences.”
“As with most raptors, the female is nearly 1/3 larger than the male (called reverse size dimorphic) and more aggressive.”
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