hermaphrodite


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her·maph·ro·dite

 (hər-măf′rə-dīt′)
n.
1. An animal or plant exhibiting hermaphroditism.
2. Something that is a combination of disparate or contradictory elements.

[Middle English hermofrodite, from Medieval Latin hermofrodītus, from Latin Hermaphrodītus, Hermaphroditus, hermaphrodite; see Hermaphroditus.]

her·maph′ro·dit′ic (-dĭt′ĭk) adj.
her·maph′ro·dit′i·cal·ly adv.

hermaphrodite

(hɜːˈmæfrəˌdaɪt)
n
1. (Biology) biology an individual animal or flower that has both male and female reproductive organs
2. (Medicine) a person having both male and female sexual characteristics and genital tissues
3. a person or thing in which two opposite forces or qualities are combined
adj
(Biology) having the characteristics of a hermaphrodite
[C15: from Latin hermaphrodītus, from Greek, after Hermaphroditus]
herˌmaphroˈditic, herˌmaphroˈditical adj
herˌmaphroˈditically adv
herˈmaphroditˌism n

her•maph•ro•dite

(hɜrˈmæf rəˌdaɪt)

n.
1. an individual in which reproductive organs of both sexes are present.
2. an organism, as an earthworm or plant, having normally both the male and female organs of generation.
3. a person or thing in which two opposite qualities are combined.
adj.
4. of or characteristic of a hermaphrodite.
5. combining two opposite qualities.
[1350–1400; Middle English < Latin hermaphrodītus < Greek hermaphródītos hermaphrodite, the offspring of Hermes and Aphrodite]
her•maph′ro•dism, her•maph′ro•dit•ism, n.
her•maph`ro•dit′ic (-ˈdɪt ɪk) adj.

her·maph·ro·dite

(hər-măf′rə-dīt′)
An organism, such as an earthworm or flowering plant, having both male and female reproductive organs in a single individual.

hermaphrodite

An animal that produces male and female gametes.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.hermaphrodite - one having both male and female sexual characteristics and organshermaphrodite - 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
Adj.1.hermaphrodite - of animal or plant; having both male female reproductive organs
biological science, biology - the science that studies living organisms
androgynous - having both male and female characteristics

hermaphrodite

noun bisexual, androgyne, epicene the story of a seventeenth-century French hermaphrodite
Translations
hermafrodit
HermaphroditZwitterZwittertumZwittrigkeitHermaphroditismus
hermafrodita
hermafrodiitti
erdişierselikhermafrodithünsa

hermaphrodite

[hɜːˈmæfrədaɪt]
A. ADJhermafrodita
B. Nhermafrodita mf

hermaphrodite

[hɜːrˈmæfrədaɪt] nhermaphrodite m

hermaphrodite

nZwitter m, → Hermaphrodit m (geh)
adjzwittrig, hermaphroditisch (geh); plants alsogemischtgeschlechtig

her·maph·ro·dite

n. hermafrodita, persona cuyo cuerpo presenta los tejidos ovárico y testicular combinados en un mismo órgano o separadamente.

hermaphrodite

adj & n hermafrodita mf
References in classic literature ?
But still there are many hermaphrodite animals which certainly do not habitually pair, and a vast majority of plants are hermaphrodites.
had once undertaken to erect a cabin in some remote part of it, but for some reason had abandoned the enterprise and constructed his present hermaphrodite habitation, half residence and half groggery, at the roadside, upon an extreme corner of his estate; as far away as possible, as if on purpose to show how radically he had changed his mind.
It is not pleasant to see an American thrusting his nationality forward obtrusively in a foreign land, but Oh, it is pitiable to see him making of himself a thing that is neither male nor female, neither fish, flesh, nor fowl--a poor, miserable, hermaphrodite Frenchman!
Total hermaphrodite fitness from the perspective of the nucleus would also be expected to be negatively frequency dependent, though less so, since it only differs from the equation for [W.
Patterns of natural pollen and spore deposition indicate the extent to which hermaphrodite, female, and spore-producing plants are competing for pollinator visits.
Three brief and insightful essays are prelude to seventy-four color plates and twenty-four black-and-white illustrations, including a lavish color gatefold that opens out to a span of more than five feet to showcase his multipart, Seven Views of the Hermaphrodite.
Tenders are invited for Procurement of tools and equipments Steel rule 15cm with metric graduation Qty 44,Caliper 15 cm hermaphrodite Qty 44,Center Punch 10 cm Qty 44,Chisel cold flat 10cm Qty 44,Hacksaw frame fixed 30 cm Qty 44 nos etc.
Each snail is a hermaphrodite with working male and female parts, but this spike does not deliver sperm.
This study observed and recorded mating role selection as a function of resource availability in the simultaneous hermaphrodite Aplysia californica.
True hermaphrodite or ovo-testicular disorder of sexual differentiation (OVO-DSD) is the rarest variety2.