sexually dimorphic

sexual dimorphism

noun
the condition in which the males and females in a species are morphologically different, as with many birds.

Origin:
1885–90

sexually dimorphic, adjective
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sexual dimorphism
 
n
biology differences in appearance between the males and females of a species

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sexual dimorphism n.
The physical differences between male and female individuals that arise as a consequence of sexual maturation, including the secondary sex characteristics.

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