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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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Animals mix it up too: the distribution of self-fertilization among hermaphroditic animals.
Rather than an ecstatic union, we find a pervasive sense of disjunction repeated in the self-cancelling images of "no things." Ironically, Edward Blount's 1598 publication of the poem concludes with the line "desunt nonnulla," or "some things are lacking." Pointing to the broader sense of what is "lacking" here, Haber observes that "the disruption of end-directive narrative is paralleled by, and indeed equivalent to, the disruption of end-directed sexuality." (28) Haber's observation resonates in the context of Marlowe's hermaphroditic imagery that suggests not only sexual, but also political and rhetorical duplicity.
nomads from Buleji and Keamari area and histologically individuals were found to be hermaphroditic pure male pure female and indifferent at two sites throughout the year with increasing activity in the winter months followed by immediate ripening and later spawning and resorption around the year.
Typically available in 3 to 5 mm stack heights, hermaphroditic connectors offer forgiving mis-mating tolerances of up to 0.7 mm side-to-side and [+ or -] 4[degrees] angular misalignment between the two connector halves and their respective printed circuit boards.
Just as the hermaphroditic body becomes the generative pretext for the medical narrative of the case study, Latouche's Fragoletta will influence a long line of fictional narratives that rely on doubtful sex as a motor for plot--the most famous of which is certainly Gautier's Mademoiselle de Maupin.
(2) Hermaphroditic names may not always be considered as such.
Growth, survivorship, life span, and sex change in the hermaphroditic shrimp Lysmata wurdemanni (Decapoda: Caridea: Hippolytidae).
fairy queen and then the hermaphroditic tyrannosaurus flex, state and
"With disappointment, we found that instead of having a collective consideration of the proposal, it was met by the president and AKEL with disdain, groundless excuses and fake dilemmas," he said, while opposition DISY adopted a "hermaphroditic stance" on the proposal.
Etters, PA, September 09, 2011 --(PR.com)-- FCI, a leading manufacturer of connectors and interconnect systems, announces the release of the FCI MezzoStak(TM) 0.5mm-pitch mezzanine connector, a hermaphroditic "mates-to-self" design that uses the same part number for both mated sides.
The new species is separated from the previously described species as it has relatively small tail or ecsoma, ventral sucker at least 3 times larger than the oral sucker, testes close to ventral sucker, seminal vesicle pre-testicular, long, broader posteriorly reaching to posterior border of ventral sucker, pars prostatica small, hermaphroditic duct enclosed in a small, muscular pouch, genital opening at the base of pharynx immediately behind the intestinal bifurcate.
These principles were then expressed as an aspiration to return to the original hermaphroditic state of Adam prior to the creation of Eve or as an aspiration to angelic androgyny.