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hermaphrodite

 [her-maf´ro-dīt]
an individual with hermaphroditism, presence of tissue of both male and female gonads; the ovaries and testes may be present as separate organs, or ovarian and testicular tissue may be combined in the same organ (ovotestis).

her·maph·ro·dite

(her-maf'rō-dīt),
A person with hermaphroditism or intersexuality; also called intersex.
[G. Hermaphroditos, the son of Hermēs, Mercury, + Aphroditē, Venus]

hermaphrodite

/her·maph·ro·dite/ (her-maf´ro-dīt) an individual with hermaphroditism.

hermaphrodite

(hər-măf′rə-dīt′)
n.
An animal or plant exhibiting hermaphroditism.

her·maph′ro·dit′ic (-dĭt′ĭk) adj.
her·maph′ro·dit′i·cal·ly adv.
A human or other organism with hermaphroditism—i.e., with both male—e.g., testes—and female—e.g., ovaries—characteristics

her·maph·ro·dite

(hĕr-maf'rō-dīt)
An individual (e.g., human or animal) with hermaphroditism.

hermaphrodite

  1. any plant possessing stamens and carpels in the same flower.
  2. 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.

hermaphrodite

individual with both ovarian and testicular tissue
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  • 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

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hermaphrodite

an individual whose body contains tissue of both male and female gonads. The ovaries and testes may be present as separate organs, or ovarian and testicular tissue may be combined in the same organ (ovotestis). The ovarian and testicular tissues may be present at the same time (synchronous hermaphrodite) or sequentially (when the sex organs appear one after the other; protandrous when the testes come first, protogynous when the ovaries appear first) See also hermaphroditism.
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2) No obstante, si bien el gusto por este tipo de lecturas nos muestra la fascinacion del sujeto del periodo a la hora de imaginar un sinnumero de sucesos extraordinarios que, bien pudieran darse en otras latitudes del orbe, el tratamiento en el Jardin de ciertas figuras miticas, tales como el Preste Juan, hermafroditas o monstruos, revela la preocupacion del individuo del Renacimiento ante las consecuencias no previstas de la expansion territorial llevada a cabo en este periodo.
Ademas de los hermafroditas, son materia de este primer tratado los partos extraordinarios de animales o hijos de una raza diferente a la de sus padres, los seres monstruosos, informacion sobre los pigmeos, las amazonas, las sirenas o ciertas mujeres que se convierten en hombres.
El caracter liminar de estas figuras miticas o fabulosas se basa en su capacidad para trascender los limites marcados por las diferencias raciales y religiosas en el caso del Preste Juan, las categorias de genero sexual, en el de los hermafroditas, o en el de las tribus de las amazonas o los nasamones, y las barreras entre lo humano y lo animal o entre las diversas especies animales, como sucede con los monstruos.
Los monstruos, a cuya categoria pertenecian los hermafroditas en la cultura de la temprana Edad Moderna, proliferan en la literatura y en el arte de la epoca, sobre todo en la segunda parte del siglo XVII.