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Meaning of "sexual dimorphism" in the English dictionary

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PRONUNCIATION OF SEXUAL DIMORPHISM

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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF SEXUAL DIMORPHISM

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Sexual dimorphism is a noun.
A noun is a type of word the meaning of which determines reality. Nouns provide the names for all things: people, objects, sensations, feelings, etc.

WHAT DOES SEXUAL DIMORPHISM MEAN IN ENGLISH?

sexual dimorphism

Sexual dimorphism

Sexual dimorphism is a phenotypic difference between males and females of the same species, meaning that there are obvious differences between the male and female of the species. The main differences are the presence or absence of reproductive organs. However, more obvious differences are often secondary sex characteristics, such as size differences in males and females, ornamentation and behavior.

Definition of sexual dimorphism in the English dictionary

The definition of sexual dimorphism in the dictionary is differences in appearance between the males and females of a species.

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE SEXUAL DIMORPHISM

sexual
sexual abuse
sexual assault
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sexual equality
sexual harassment
sexual health
sexual intercourse
sexual orientation
sexual politics
sexual preference
sexual reproduction
sexual selection
sexual services
sexual spore
sexual stereotyping
sexualisation
sexualise
sexualism
sexualist

WORDS THAT END LIKE SEXUAL DIMORPHISM

anthropomorphism
automorphism
Buddhism
catastrophism
dimorphism
endomorphism
hemimorphism
homeomorphism
homomorphism
isomorphism
metamorphism
monomorphism
Orphism
paramorphism
perimorphism
pleomorphism
polymorphism
psephism
sapphism
skeuomorphism
sophism

Synonyms and antonyms of sexual dimorphism in the English dictionary of synonyms

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Translation of «sexual dimorphism» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF SEXUAL DIMORPHISM

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The translations of sexual dimorphism from English to other languages presented in this section have been obtained through automatic statistical translation; where the essential translation unit is the word «sexual dimorphism» in English.

Translator English - Chinese

两性异形
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

dimorfismo sexual
570 millions of speakers

English

sexual dimorphism
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

यौन द्विरूपता
380 millions of speakers
ar

Translator English - Arabic

إزدواج الشكل الجنسي
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

половой диморфизм
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

dimorfismo sexual
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

যৌন দ্বিদলবিন্যাস
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

dimorphisme sexuel
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Dimorphism seksual
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

Geschlechtsdimorphismus
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

性的二型
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

성적 이형성
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Dimorphism seksual
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

dị hình lưỡng tính
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

பாலியல் திமிர்த்தனம்
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

लैंगिक दुरूपयोग
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

Cinsel dimorfizm
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

dimorfismo sessuale
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

dymorfizm płciowy
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

статевої диморфізм
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

dimorfism sexual
30 millions of speakers
el

Translator English - Greek

σεξουαλικό διμορφισμό
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

seksuele dimorfisme
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

könsdimorfism
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

seksuell dimorphism
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of sexual dimorphism

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TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «SEXUAL DIMORPHISM»

The term «sexual dimorphism» is regularly used and occupies the 62.409 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «SEXUAL DIMORPHISM» OVER TIME

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Examples of use in the English literature, quotes and news about sexual dimorphism

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10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «SEXUAL DIMORPHISM»

Discover the use of sexual dimorphism in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to sexual dimorphism and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
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Gender and Sexual Dimorphism in Flowering Plants
breeding system, genetics of gender expression, evolution of dioecy.
Monica A. Geber, Todd E. Dawson, Lynda F. Delph, 1999
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Third sex, third gender: beyond sexual dimorphism in culture ...
These eleven essays in history and anthropology offer a novel perspective on these debates by questioning the place of sexual dimorphism in culture and history.
Gilbert H. Herdt, 1996
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Sexual Dimorphism of the Bed Nucleus of the Stria Terminalis ...
This book will present the first comprehensive discussion of both the astrophysical structure of individual M-dwarf and brown dwarf star, and their collective statistical properties as a Galactic stellar population.
Nadya Stefanova, V. Ovcharov, 2000
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Sexual Dimorphism and Symmetry Variation in the Freshwater ...
Lewis G. Pope. INTRODUCTION AND LITERATURE REVIEW Craspedacusta sowerbii, Lankester 1880 (Hydrozoa, Limnomedusae) is one of only a few medusoid coelenterates inhabiting freshwater, and it is the only species of North  ...
Lewis G. Pope, 2007
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Sex, Size and Gender Roles: Evolutionary Studies of Sexual ...
This collection of 20 chapters written by leading evolutionary biologists from around the globe provides a fascinating insight into the patterns and causes of differences between males and females in the natural world.
Daphne J. Fairbairn, Wolf U. Blanckenhorn, Tamás Székely, 2008
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Sexual Dimorphism in the Animal Kingdom: A Theory of the ...
This is an EXACT reproduction of a book published before 1923. This IS NOT an OCR'd book with strange characters, introduced typographical errors, and jumbled words.
Joseph Thomas Cunningham, 2010
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Role of Hormones in the Sexual Dimorphism of Oligodendrocytes
Sexual dimorphism of white matter has not been considered important, the assumption being that sex hormones are not essential for glial development.
Muthulekha Swamydas, 2007
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Aquaculture and Fisheries Biotechnology: Genetic Approaches
Although not well documented, sexual dimorphism could also exist for other economic traits, such as disease resistance or tolerance of poor water quality. In some countries, the introduction of potentially valuable exotic fish species for ...
Rex A. Dunham, 2004
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Sexual Selection And the Descent of Man: The Darwinian Pivot
The striking sexual dimorphism in bill structure in the huia (Neomorpha acutirostris) was cited as a prime example of differential adaptation for feeding ( Figure 8.1). But Darwin also realized that even small sexual differences in trophic  ...
Bernard Grant Campbell
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The Differences Between the Sexes
A simple and obvious form of sexual dimorphism can be found in overall body size. For example, adult males are approximately twice as heavy as adult females in baboons (Papio species) and gorillas. In adult humans, males are on average ...
R. V. Short, E. Balaban, 1994

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «SEXUAL DIMORPHISM»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term sexual dimorphism is used in the context of the following news items.
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Can we easily distinguish male and female Protoceratops?
This phenomenon is called sexual dimorphism and represents a product of sexual selection. It represents a key factor in the success of breeding within many ... «PLoS Blogs, May 15»
2
Lucy or Brucey? It Can Be Tricky to Tell the Sex of Fossil Ancestors
Sex-related differences in size are known as sexual dimorphism: Gorillas are highly dimorphic, while humans are only moderately so. The newly published ... «NBCNews.com, Apr 15»
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Sexual dimorphism in Stegosaurus can be decoded by Armor
The study elaborating the sexual dimorphism of these dinos was published in the recent edition of the widely read science journal PLOS One. According to ... «The Hoops News, Apr 15»
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Stegosaurus Plates Help Determine Sex, Offer Further Proof Of …
“It's the most convincing evidence we have so far of sexual dimorphism in a dinosaur,” excluding birds, the living descendants of dinosaurs, Evan Saitta, ... «International Business Times, Apr 15»
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Graveyard clue to stegosaur plates
As a consequence, he proposes that the two forms are likely to be an example of so-called sexual dimorphism. This describes the situation where the males and ... «BBC News, Apr 15»
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New Insights into Gender Dimorphism in the Brain
Generally speaking, most animal species show some form of sexual dimorphism. This difference in physiology usually reflects different tasks that gender in a ... «Science Times, Apr 15»
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Dinosaur 'Romeo and Juliet' Found Buried Together
The differences were expected, and match that of some male versus female birds today. They provide strong evidence for sexual dimorphism, meaning distinct ... «Discovery News, Apr 15»
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'Bearded' female lizards turn off males, but have secret advantages
To understand how this so-called sexual dimorphism arises, Langkilde turned to the eastern fence lizard (Sceloporus undulatus), a 15-centimeter-long reptile ... «Science AAAS, Jan 15»
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Half-male, half-female bird has difficult life
Humans shown a degree of sexual dimorphism, mostly focused on gonads, muscle mass, height and endocrine systems. In the case of humans, hermaphrodites ... «The Weather Network, Dec 14»
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Sexual Dimorphism In Pinnipeds Began Around 20 To 27 Million …
Why sexual dimorphism exists in many pinniped species, and when this trait evolved, are questions that have puzzled researchers for a long time. When the ... «RedOrbit, Feb 14»
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« EDUCALINGO. Sexual dimorphism [online]. Available <https://educalingo.com/en/dic-en/sexual-dimorphism>. Feb 2019 ».
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