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Sexual Dimorphism Definition: Examples, In a Sentence…

sex·u·al di·mor·phism / die.more.fizm

noun – when male and female of a species are different in size and/or appearance.

related forms of sexual dimorphism: sexually dimorphic (displaying sexual dimorphism)

sexual dimorphism in a sentence: many birds are sexually dimorphic; the males are typically much more colorful than the females.

examples of sexual dimorphism in nature: orchid mantises, mandarin duck (most birds, in fact), frigatebirds, most deer, Goliath beetles, lions, mandrills, emerald tree boas, pheasants, even people!

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