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Her·maph·ro·di·tus

 (hər-măf′rə-dī′təs)
n. Greek Mythology
The son of Hermes and Aphrodite, who became united in one body with the nymph Salmacis.

[Latin Hermaphrodītus, from Greek Hermaphrodītos : Hermēs, Hermes + Aphrodītē, Aphrodite; see Aphrodite.]

Hermaphroditus

(hɜːˌmæfrəˈdaɪtəs)
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(Classical Myth & Legend) Greek myth a son of Hermes and Aphrodite who merged with the nymph Salmacis to form one body
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Within Greek mythology double creatures or creatures 'in-between' were not rare, there is the figure of Hermaphroditos, son of Hermes and Aphrodite that fused with the nymph Salamacis and became a hermaphrodite.
The mythical Hermaphroditos had all the ideal qualities of man and woman, but in reality it is impossible to have two complete sets of male and female reproductive systems since they develop from the same primordial tissues (except for one parallel system: the seminal duct system versus the Fallopian tubes, uterus, and upper vagina).