Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • adjective Existing or occurring in two distinct forms; exhibiting dimorphism.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • Existing in two distinct forms; dimorphous. See dimorphous.
  • Pertaining to dimorphism; exhibiting or characterized by dimorphism, in any sense of that word.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • adjective Having the property of dimorphism; dimorphous.

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  • adjective occurring or existing in two different forms
  • adjective exhibiting dimorphism

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  • adjective occurring or existing in two different forms

Etymologies

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di- + -morphic

Examples

  • 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.

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  • He generally used the chrysalids of the Papilio Turnus, whose females are dimorphic, that is, having two distinct forms.

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  • It is also sexually dimorphic, meaning the males differ from the females.

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  • 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.

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  • 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.

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  • 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.

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  • Ratings of facial attractiveness accounted for over 25% of the variance in this sexually dimorphic dimension of male body configuration.

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  • Human beings are sexually dimorphic and our apprehension of the designed world corresponds to the difference.

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  • 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.

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  • "If Australopithecus is sexually dimorphic and Ardipithecus isn't, that's kind of peculiar."

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