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gy·nan·dro·morph

 (gī-năn′drə-môrf′, jĭ-)
n.
An organism having both male and female characteristics, especially an insect exhibiting a mixture of male and female tissues or sex organs.

gy·nan′dro·mor′phic adj.
gy·nan′dro·mor′phism, gy·nan′dro·mor′phy n.

gynandromorph

(dʒɪˈnændrəʊˌmɔːf; ɡaɪ-; dʒaɪ-)
n
(Biology) an organism, esp an insect, that has both male and female physical characteristics. Compare hermaphrodite1
gyˌnandroˈmorphic, gyˌnandroˈmorphous adj
gyˌnandroˈmorphism, gyˈnandroˌmorphy n

gy•nan•dro•morph

(gaɪˈnæn drəˌmɔrf, dʒɪ-)

n.
an individual having morphological characteristics of both sexes.
[1895–1900; < Greek gýnandro(s) (see gynandrous)]
gy•nan`dro•mor′phic, gy•nan`dro•mor′phous, adj.
gy•nan`dro•morph′ism, gy•nan′dro•mor`phy, n.
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Noun1.gynandromorph - one having both male and female sexual characteristics and organsgynandromorph - one having both male and female sexual characteristics and organs; at birth an unambiguous assignment of male or female cannot be made
bisexual, bisexual person - a person who is sexually attracted to both sexes
References in periodicals archive ?
Descimon, "Hybridization between two species of swallowtails, meiosis mechanism and the genesis of gynandromorphs," Journal of the Lepidopterists' Society, vol.
Gynandromorphs are individuals that possess phenotypic characteristics of males and females, and have been reported in several insect, spider, and tick taxa (Eritja 1996; Labruna et al.
distinctions can be pretty fine, with some claiming that gynandromorphs do not look entirely like androgyns, nor like hermaphrodites, nor eunuchs, and certainly not like bisexuals--that androgyns and wombmen are quite different--and so on.
Such male-female mashups, called gynandromorphs, occur naturally--due to early-stage cellular anomalies--in zebra finches, pigeons and parrots, as well as in other kinds of animals.