dimorphism: Meaning and Definition of
Pronunciation: (dī-môr'fiz-um), [key]
- the occurrence of two forms distinct in structure, coloration, etc., among animals of the same species. Cf. sexual dimorphism.
- the occurrence of two different forms of flowers, leaves, etc., on the same plant or on different plants of the same species.
- the property of some substances of crystallizing in two chemically identical but crystallographically distinct forms.
- dimorphism (Thesaurus)