|1.||the occurrence within a plant of two distinct forms of any part, such as the leaves of some aquatic plants|
|2.||the occurrence in an animal or plant species of two distinct types of individual|
|3.||a property of certain substances that enables them to exist in two distinct crystalline forms|
dimorphism di·mor·phism (dī-môr'fĭz'əm)
Existence in two shapes or forms, especially the existence within a species of two distinct forms that differ in one or more characteristics, such as size or shape.
Crystallization of the same substance in two distinct forms.
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