Difference of form between members of the same species, as when a plant has two kinds of flowers, both hermaphrodite (as in the partridge berry), or when there are two forms of one or both sexes of the same species of butterfly.
- Biology The existence among animals of the same species of two distinct forms that differ in one or more characteristics, such as coloration, size, or shape.
- Botany The occurrence of two distinct forms of the same parts in one plant, as in the juvenile and adult leaves of ivy.
- Chemistry & Physics Dimorphic crystallization.
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