Dimorphic Di*mor"phic, a. Having the property of dimorphism; dimorphous. [1913 Webster]

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  • dimorphic — adjective Date: 1859 1. a. dimorphous 1 b. occurring in two distinct forms < dimorphic leaves > < sexually dimorphic coloration in birds > 2. combining qualities of two kinds of individuals in one …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • dimorphic — di·mor·phic (dī môrʹfĭk) also di·mor·phous ( fəs) adj. Existing or occurring in two distinct forms; exhibiting dimorphism: a dimorphic crystal; dimorphic organisms. * * * …   Universalium

  • dimorphic — having two forms …   Dictionary of ichthyology

  • dimorphic — a; see sexual dimorphism, polymorphism …   Dictionary of invertebrate zoology

  • dimorphic — adjective /ˌdaɪˈmɔɹfɪk/ a) occurring or existing in two different forms b) exhibiting dimorphism …   Wiktionary

  • dimorphic — 1. In fungi, a term referring to growth and reproduction in two forms: mold and yeast. SYN: dimorphous (2). 2. SYN: dimorphous (1). * * * di·mor·phic ( )dī mȯr fik adj 1) …   Medical dictionary

  • dimorphic — di·mor·phic || daɪ mɔːfɪk adj. having two forms, existing in two different forms …   English contemporary dictionary

  • dimorphic — [dʌɪ mɔ:fɪk] adjective chiefly Biology occurring in or representing two distinct forms. Derivatives dimorphism noun Origin C19: from Gk dimorphos (from di twice + morphē form ) + ic …   English new terms dictionary

  • dimorphic —   Having two different forms, e.g. the distinctly different male and female cones of most cycad species.   Cf. homomorphic, monomorphic, polymorphic …   Expanded glossary of Cycad terms

  • dimorphic — di·mor·phic …   English syllables

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