hermaphrodite(redirected from Hermafrodite)
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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).
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A person with hermaphroditism or intersexuality; also called intersex.
[G. Hermaphroditos, the son of Hermēs, Mercury, + Aphroditē, Venus]
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An animal or plant exhibiting hermaphroditism.
her·maph′ro·dit′ic (-dĭt′ĭk) adj.
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An individual (e.g., human or animal) with hermaphroditism.
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- 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.
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