n. [L. bis, two; forma, form]
(ARTHROPODA: Crustacea)
A carapace that reflects sexual dimorphism in differing valve proportions for each sex of the same species.

Online Dictionary of Invertebrate Zoology. . 2005.

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  • biformes — Carapaces reflecting sexual dimorphism (e.g., Conchostraca), marked by differing valve proportions for each sex of same species (DADAY); a given species may have carapaces that are biformes. [Moore and McCormick, 1969]. Carapaces reflecting… …   Crustacea glossary

  • BRIAREUS — Gigas, Aetheris, Titanis, vel Caeli et terrae filius. Hunc Homerus ait Iliad. 1. v. 403. a superis quidem Briareum dictum fuisse, ab hominibus vero Aegaeona: Ο῝ν Βριαρέων καλέουςι ςθεοὶ, ἄνδρες δέ τε πάντες Α᾿ιγαίωνα. Hic cum ceteris Gigantibus… …   Hofmann J. Lexicon universale

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