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hermaphrodite/her·maph·ro·dite/ (her-maf´ro-dīt) an individual with hermaphroditism.
- any plant possessing stamens and carpels in the same flower.
- any animal possessing both male and female sex organs. The condition is usual in many plants and lower animals, but may occur in some unisexual organisms as an abnormality.
hermaphroditeindividual with both ovarian and testicular tissue
herpes virally induced acute inflammation of skin, characterized by eruption of groups of deep, pruritic, painful and/or paraesthetic vesicles on an erythematous base; treated with antiviral drugs, e.g. aciclovir or idoxuridine
herpes simplex; cold sore local pain and paraesthesia then eruption of one or more groups of painful vesicles on the vermilion border of the lip, the nares or genitalia, induced by infection with herpes simplex viruses types 1 or 2
herpes zoster; shingles eruption of groups of acutely painful vesicles within a single nerve dermatome due to inflammation of the associated dorsal root ganglion and dorsal nerve root by the erstwhile dormant varicella-zoster virus (see postherpetic neuralgia)