dimorphous

or di·mor·phic

[dahy-mawr-fuh s]

Origin of dimorphous

From the Greek word dímorphos, dating back to 1825–35. See dimorph, -ous
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Word Origin and History for dimorphic

dimorphous

adj.

1832, from Greek dimorphos "of two forms," from di- (see di- (1)) + morphe "form, shape" (see Morpheus).

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