Definition of sexual dimorphism in English:

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sexual dimorphism


Distinct difference in size or appearance between the sexes of an animal in addition to difference between the sexual organs themselves.
Example sentences
  • Everyone these days knows that men's brains are larger than women's, based on sexual dimorphism, but only a fool believes that the brain size of Homo sapiens sapiens has anything to do with intelligence.
  • The sexual dimorphism among the owoc makes the miniscule differences between human males and females positively subatomic.
  • A decrease in sexual dimorphism in humerus measurements has also been documented for Late Woodland samples in Illinois, indicating increased upper arm use by females during this time.

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Syllabification: sex·u·al di·mor·phism

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