sexual dimorphism

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Female (left) and male (right) common pheasant, illustrating sexual dimorphism

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sexual dimorphism ‎(plural sexual dimorphisms)

  1. A physical difference between male and female individuals of the same species.

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Perhaps the most common form of sexual dimorphism is that males are larger than females. The term "reverse sexual dimorphism" refers to a situation where this relationship is reversed. .

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