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Dimorphism   /daɪmˈɔrfɪzəm/   Listen
Dimorphism

noun
1.
(chemistry) the property of certain substances that enables them to exist in two distinct crystalline forms.
2.
(biology) the existence of two forms of individual within the same animal species (independent of sex differences).






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"Dimorphism" Quotes from Famous Books



... recognise this occurrence in the case of leaves, and apply the epithet heterophyllous to plants possessed of these variable foliar characters. In the case of the flower, where similar diversity of form occasionally exists, the term dimorphism ...
— Vegetable Teratology - An Account of the Principal Deviations from the Usual Construction of Plants • Maxwell T. Masters



Words linked to "Dimorphism" :   pleomorphism, chemical science, polymorphism, biology, chemistry, biological science



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