dimorphism

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From di- +‎ -morphism.

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  • (UK) IPA(key): /daɪˈmɔː(ɹ)fɪzəm/

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dimorphism (plural dimorphisms)

  1. (biology) The occurrence within a plant of two distinct forms of any part.
  2. (biology) The occurrence in an animal species of two distinct types of individual.
  3. (geology) A property of certain substances that enables them to exist in two distinct crystalline forms.

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