dimorphous
adjective Etymology: Greek dimorphos having two forms, from di- + -morphos -morphous Date: 1832 1. crystallizing in two different forms 2. dimorphic 1b

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  • Dimorphous — Di*mor phous, a. [Cf. F. dimorphe.] 1. (Biol.) Characterized by dimorphism; occurring under two distinct forms, not dependent on sex; dimorphic. [1913 Webster] 2. (Crystallog.) Crystallizing under two forms fundamentally different, while having… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • dimorphous — (adj.) 1832, from Gk. dimorphos of two forms, from di (see DI (Cf. di ) (1)) + morphe form, shape (see MORPHEUS (Cf. Morpheus)) …   Etymology dictionary

  • dimorphous — adjective occurring or existing in two different forms dimorphic crystals dimorphous organisms • Syn: ↑dimorphic • Pertains to noun: ↑dimorphism, ↑dimorphism (for: ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

  • dimorphous — /duy mawr feuhs/, adj. having two forms. Also, dimorphic. [1825 35; < Gk dímorphos. See DIMORPH, OUS] * * * …   Universalium

  • dimorphous — adjective Dimorphic; occurring or existing in two different forms …   Wiktionary

  • dimorphous — 1. Having the property of dimorphism. SYN: dimorphic (2). 2. SYN: dimorphic (1). * * * di·mor·phous ( )dī mȯr fəs adj 1) crystallizing in two different forms 2) DIMORPHIC (2) * * * di·mor·phous (di morґfəs) [di + morpho + …   Medical dictionary

  • dimorphous — adj. existing in two different forms (about a plant, animal, etc.) …   English contemporary dictionary

  • dimorphous — di·mor·phous …   English syllables

  • dimorphous — di•mor•phous [[t]daɪˈmɔr fəs[/t]] also di•mor′phic adj. bot zool. cry exhibiting dimorphism • Etymology: 1825–35; < Gk dímorphos. See dimorph, ous …   From formal English to slang

  • dimorphous leprosy — borderline l …   Medical dictionary

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