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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.
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Abundant males in populations of a selling hermaphrodite fish, Rivulus marmoratus, from some Belize cays.
Among other Pectinidae species, the presence of a low frequency number of hermaphrodite scallops has been reported before, for example, for Placopeeten magellanicus (Gmelin, 1791) by Merrill and Burch (1960) and Worms and Davidson (1986), for Patinopecten yessoensis (Jay, 1857) by Yamamoto (1964, cited by Silina 2016) and Osanai (1975), for Patinopecten caurinus (Gould, 1850) by Hennick (1971), and for Chlamys nobilis (Reeve, 1852) by Komaru and Wada (1988).
In true hermaphrodites, gonads are always asymmetrical.
Differences between the anthesis time and flower lifespan were evaluated in male and hermaphrodite buds, at pre-anthesis, which were marked at random (n = 20) and observed from 04:30 a.m.
Results referring to bee visitation in the areas with and without the introduction of honeybee hives (Figure 1) showed the same general pattern for male and hermaphrodite flowers during the whole day.
However, our results indicated a negative allometric growth manifested both in males and females in Izmir Bay, with only hermaphrodite individuals showed positive allometric growth.
These minimalist hermaphrodites don't have the right anatomy to deliver sperm to another worm but they can receive sperm from the occasional males of their species.
The 53-year-old former carer said: "When she told me Twinkle was a hermaphrodite, I thought what does that mean?
Taking the hermaphrodite into the ring will be two Shires owned by society members Lorraine and Graham Turner.
Nineteenth-century France was so enamored of androgyny that the hermaphrodite sculpture installed in the Louvre in 1807 had to be protected from "visitors' caresses" with a barrier.
Renee Bergland and Gary Williams account for the volume's "generative richness" by observing that its focal point, Julia Ward Howe's The Hermaphrodite, is "literally like nothing else in nineteenth-century American literary history" (12, 2).
Philosophies of sex; critical essays on The Hermaphrodite.