sexual dimorphism

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dimorphism

 [di-mor´fizm]
the quality of existing in two distinct forms. adj., adj dimor´phic, dimor´phous.
sexual dimorphism physical or behavioral differences associated with sex.
having some properties of both sexes, as in the early embryo and in some hermaphrodites.

sex·u·al di·mor·phism

the somatic differences within species between male and female individuals that arise as a consequence of sexual maturation; inclusive of, but not restricted to, the secondary sexual characteristics.
A physical dichotomy between males and females of a particular species

sex·u·al di·morph·ism

(sek'shū-ăl dī-mōr'fizm)
The somatic differences within species between male and female individuals that arise as a consequence of sexual maturation, including, but not restricted to, the secondary sexual characters.

sexual dimorphism

the presence in a population of two sexes each with a different PHENOTYPE, a classic example of a GENETIC POLYMORPHISM. The underlying mechanism varies in different organisms, but is often controlled by genes on special SEX CHROMOSOMES (see SEX DETERMINATION).

sex·u·al di·morph·ism

(sek'shū-ăl dī-mōr'fizm)
Somatic differences within species between male and female individuals that arise as a consequence of sexual maturation.
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