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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

(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.