hermaphroditism


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her·maph·ro·dit·ism

 (hər-măf′rə-dī-tĭz′əm) also her·maph·ro·dism (-rə-dĭz′əm)
n.
1. The presence of both male and female reproductive organs that is typical of certain plants and animals, as in a monoecious plant or an earthworm.
2. The presence in some humans and in some individuals of other animal species of both male and female reproductive organs and secondary sexual characteristics in the same individual.

hermaphroditism

the presence on an individual body of both male and female sex organs. Also called androgynism, gynandrism, gynandry.hermaphrodite, n.hermaphroditic, adj.
See also: Body, Human
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.hermaphroditism - congenital condition in which external genitalia and internal sex organs have both male and female characteristics
2.hermaphroditism - showing characteristics of both sexeshermaphroditism - showing characteristics of both sexes
sexuality, gender, sex - the properties that distinguish organisms on the basis of their reproductive roles; "she didn't want to know the sex of the foetus"
Translations

her·maph·ro·dit·ism

n. hermafroditismo, condición de hermafrodita.

hermaphroditism

n hermafroditismo
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Never was the hybridity and hermaphroditism of art so clearly stated and exposed, its supposed originality problematized as in modern and contemporary art.
Less likely scenarios that could theoretically produce histologically female tissue within a male, such as transsexual surgery, hermaphroditism, pseudohermaphroditism, mullerian embryologic remnants, germ cell tumors, sex-cord stromal tumors, and decidualized male endometriosis, were excluded based on clinical history.
For Hobson, it would seem, Blake was increasingly engaged by issues of homosexuality, masturbation, lesbianism and hermaphroditism only as he increasingly understood hostility towards these activities/preferences/conditions (at times frenzied in Blake's time) to be in league with hypocrisy, philistine understanding of Moral Law, and imperial aggression.
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For simplified presentation, sexual differentiation abnormalities can be broken up into two broad categories: sex chromosome abnormalities and hermaphroditism, or intersexuality (see table).
Visceral sex, hermaphroditism, and protandry in a population of the freshwater bivalve Elliptio complanata.
The shift to sexual dimorphism in xeric Alsinoideae is rarer (it has happened once or twice) than the reversion to hermaphroditism in these Caryophyllaceae (Sakai et al.
None were written by midwives, however, so Dreger insists that the history of hermaphroditism is "peculiarly masculine.
They are ancestrally dioecious, with derived hermaphroditism hypothesized to have been selected through the winnowing effects of long-distance dispersal.
De Sales's fascination with hermaphroditism climaxes in his transformation of the myth of Tiresias from one of transsexuality to that of a "perfect hermaphrodite".
Even those who find essay 3 ("Small Fairy Voices: Sex, History, and Meaning in Chopin"), with subheadings such as "Between Androgyny and Hermaphroditism," "Between Hermaphroditism and Sodomy," and "Conclusion: Between Sodomy and Pathology," to be self-indulgent or otherwise just too much will admit that the fascinating contemporaneous and posthumous responses assembled in it can be useful for other interpretations.
Theo Colborn, co-author of the influential Our Stolen Future, says that laboratory studies in female rats and mice have shown that prenatal exposure to endocrine-disrupting chemicals can cause early puberty and hermaphroditism.