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Dimorphic   /daɪmˈɔrfɪk/   Listen

Occurring or existing in two different forms.  Synonym: dimorphous.  "Dimorphous organisms"

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"Dimorphic" Quotes from Famous Books

... to-day. Breeding experiments show that eosin eye color differs from the red color of the eye of the wild fly by a single mutant factor. Here then at a single step a type appeared that was sexually dimorphic. ...
— A Critique of the Theory of Evolution • Thomas Hunt Morgan

... forms; or, let us say, whenever the stigma is in one of the three positions, the different sets of stamens occupy the other two. In a long series of experiments on flowers occurring in two and three forms - dimorphic and trimorphic - Darwin proved that perfect fertility can be obtained only when the stigma in each form is pollenized with grains carried from the stamens of a corresponding height. For example, a ...
— Wild Flowers, An Aid to Knowledge of Our Wild Flowers and - Their Insect Visitors - - Title: Nature's Garden • Neltje Blanchan

Words linked to "Dimorphic" :   dimorphism, dimorphous

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