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 (dī-môr′fĭk) also di·mor·phous (-fəs)
Existing or occurring in two distinct forms; exhibiting dimorphism: a dimorphic crystal; dimorphic organisms.
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Adj.1.dimorphic - occurring or existing in two different forms; "dimorphic crystals"; "dimorphous organisms"
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In addition, the closely related wheat fungal pathogen, Mycosphaerella graminicola, has been reported to be dimorphic with only the filamentous form able to infect plant hosts.
Argali, like other sexually dimorphic Capridae, form sexually segregated groups outside the breeding season.
Accordingly, 195 patients were microcytic hypochromic, 34 patients were macrocytic, 37 were dimorphic and 246 were normocytic normochromic.
I'm not saying that dinosaurs were not dimorphic, but I am saying that there's no existing fossil evidence to suggest that they were," Jordan Mallon said in (http://nature.
Eastern Screech-Owls (Megascops asio) are slightly size dimorphic and found throughout Eastern North America in tree-dominated landscapes (Gehlbach, 1995).
The most prevalent explanation is that sexually size dimorphic brains evolves through sexual selection (Maklakov et al.
Specifically, we have sexually dimorphic voices, with men's 50 per cent lower than women's.
In this proposal, I will address the genetic basis of the emergence of one of the most striking examples of a sexually dimorphic novel structure.
Physical aggression was found to be the most dimorphic of the aggression subscales.
The spinal nucleus of the bulbocavernosus (SNB) is a male-specific, sexually dimorphic nucleus in the lumbosacral spinal cord (L5--S1 level) that innervates perineal striated muscles attached to the base of the penis.
PCM is a systemic mycosis characterized by acute or chronic tissue inflammation caused by Paracoccidioides brasiliensis, a pathogenic thermally dimorphic fungus that is endemic to Latin America.
Histoplasmosis is caused by Histoplasma capsulatum dimorphic fungi, which present two types of pathogens to human beings: H.