Sexual Dimorphism/Introduction

Sexual dimorphism refers to the occurrence of two distinctly different manifestations of the same trait in male and female individuals of the same species. [1] The differences relate to appearance (e.g., height or body hair), physiological function (e.g., metabolism or immune function), or behavior, but not to sexual organs. Such differences are referred to as secondary sexual characteristics.


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  1. Kindler-Röhrborn A, Pfleiderer B. Gendermedizin - Modewort oder Notwendigkeit?: - Die Rolle des Geschlechts in der Medizin. XX 2012; 1(03):146–52.


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