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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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While the entire brain is filled with sexually dimorphic (or biased) features, the hypothalamus-pituitary axis is a primary structure that controls sexual dimorphism in the central nervous system, as well as peripheral tissues.
The mealybugs are sexually dimorphic females are wingless while males are smaller and have wings and do not undergo a complete metamorphosis.An individual mealybug may take approximately 30 days to grow through all the stages under normal conditions.
Dimorphic red cell morphology which is considered an important feature of SA was not observed in any patient.
Black and white images depict different types of filamentous bacteria, yeasts, thermally dimorphic fungi, and thermally monomorphic molds.
'With only 3cm of body size, this elegantly built big-eyed slim gecko endemic to the Eastern Hajars is very small and despite being nocturnal it presents sexually dimorphic tail colour, being white barred black in females and bright orange-yellow in males,' he said.
Dimorphic anaemia (DA) is defined by two distinct red cell populations- one is hypochromic, microcytic cells and another of normochromic cells, either normocytic or macrocytic.
The newly described thermally dimorphic fungal genus Emergomyces comprises human pathogens that cause systemic mycoses in immunocompromised persons globally (1).
Here, we explore how predation risk may have influenced the evolution of different courtship displays in the dimorphic jumping spider, Maevia inclemens (Walckenaer, 1837).
The dimorphic fungus was initially described in 1898 [2].
To our knowledge, this work is the first report documenting the dimorphic and sex steroid-regulated expression of proinflammatory cytokines in delimited areas of the brain during CM.