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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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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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To develop as a hermaphrodite an individual must either carry a CMS factor in combination with a nuclear genome that restores male function, or not carry a CMS factor.
On each collection date, one old flower was collected from 20 females, 20 hermaphrodites, and as many smutted flowers as available in each plot.
In MPs nearing sex change, vitellogenic oocytes are produced in the anterior ovarian section, as in female-phase simultaneous hermaphrodites nearing spawning (Fig.
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).
Size-dependent mating and gender choice in a simultaneous hermaphrodite, Bulla gouldiana.
05) of floral types evidenced that, independent of the study site, in all types of melon considered, the hermaphrodite flowers presented larger dimensions than the male flowers (FIGURES 1a and b), corroborating the pattern described in the literature for other types/ cultivars of melon (SIQUEIRA et al.
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.
The aim of the present study is to determine the LWR and LLR of females, males and and hermaphrodites of the species, Sarpa salpa caught in Izmir Bay.
Nora Almojuela's three-legged goat born on a freaky Friday last June 26 in Barangay Nagatiran; farmer Freddie Divina raises his cow's 'third ear' in Barangay Upper Paagan; a hermaphrodite goat also in Barangay Nagatiran; and the carabao of Freddie Divina that has two testicles and a vagina in Barangay Cabugao.
Hermaphrodites occur when there is a chromosomal abnormality and testes and ovaries do not form as they should.
The local council deems Pooh as a hermaphrodite - a bear who is confused on its gender and cannot be bothered to wear some pants
The ferocious aggression showed up when researchers paired males from various competitive species with partners from any of three self-fertilizing hermaphrodite species, including C.