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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


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n. - (biology) the existence of two forms of individual within the same animal species (independent of sex differences).

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  • In the case of the flower, where similar diversity of form occasionally exists, the term dimorphism is used.
  • A condition is called dimorphism; those minerals which crystallise in three systems are said to be trimorphous.
  • Apparently that particular dimorphism is very old.
  • That's seems comparable to the dimorphism found in humans. for more
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