dimorphous

or di·mor·phic

[ dahy-mawr-fuh s ]
/ daɪˈmɔr fəs /
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adjective

having two forms.

Nearby words

  1. dimly,
  2. dimmer,
  3. dimorph,
  4. dimorphism,
  5. dimorphite,
  6. dimp,
  7. dimple,
  8. dimpled,
  9. dimpling,
  10. dimpsy

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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