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di·mor·phism

 (dī-môr′fĭz′əm)
n.
1. Biology The existence among animals of the same species of two distinct forms that differ in one or more characteristics, such as coloration, size, or shape.
2. Botany The occurrence of two distinct forms of the same parts in one plant, as in the juvenile and adult leaves of ivy.
3. Chemistry & Physics Dimorphic crystallization.
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dimorphism

(daɪˈmɔːfɪzəm)
n
1. (Botany) the occurrence within a plant of two distinct forms of any part, such as the leaves of some aquatic plants
2. (Zoology) the occurrence in an animal or plant species of two distinct types of individual
3. (Chemistry) a property of certain substances that enables them to exist in two distinct crystalline forms
diˈmorphic, diˈmorphous adj
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di•mor•phism

(daɪˈmɔr fɪz əm)

n.
1. the occurrence of two forms distinct in structure, coloration, etc., among animals of the same species.
2. the occurrence of two different forms of flowers, leaves, etc., on the same plant or on different plants of the same species.
3. the property of some substances of crystallizing in two chemically identical but crystallographically distinct forms.
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.dimorphism - (chemistry) the property of certain substances that enables them to exist in two distinct crystalline forms
chemical science, chemistry - the science of matter; the branch of the natural sciences dealing with the composition of substances and their properties and reactions
pleomorphism, polymorphism - (chemistry) the existence of different kinds of crystal of the same chemical compound
2.dimorphism - (biology) the existence of two forms of individual within the same animal species (independent of sex differences)
biological science, biology - the science that studies living organisms
polymorphism - (biology) the existence of two or more forms of individuals within the same animal species (independent of sex differences)
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Translations
dimorphisme

di·mor·phism

n. dimorfismo, caracterización de dos formas diferentes;
sexual ______ sexual, hermafrodismo.
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