(chemistry) the property of certain substances that enables them to exist in two distinct crystalline forms
(biology) the existence of two forms of individual within the same animal species (independent of sex differences)
The occurrence within a plant of two distinct forms of any part.
The occurrence in an animal species of two distinct types of individual.
A property of certain substances that enables them to exist in two distinct crystalline forms.
difference of form between members of the same species, as when a plant has two kinds of flowers, both hermaphrodite (as in the partridge berry), or when there are two forms of one or both sexes of the same species of butterfly
crystallization in two independent forms of the same chemical compound, as of calcium carbonate as calcite and aragonite
Origin: [Cf. F. dimorphisme.]
Chambers 20th Century Dictionary
dī-mor′fizm, n. (bot.) a state in which two forms of flower, leaf, &c. are produced by the same species of plant: the property of crystallising in two forms.—adjs. Dimor′phic, Dimor′phous. [Gr. di-, twice, morphē, form.]
The numerical value of dimorphism in Chaldean Numerology is: 3
The numerical value of dimorphism in Pythagorean Numerology is: 7
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