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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.
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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
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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.
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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.
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hermaphrodite

An animal that produces male and female gametes.
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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
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hermaphrodite

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

hermaphrodite

[hɜːˈmæfrədaɪt]
A. ADJhermafrodita
B. Nhermafrodita mf
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hermaphrodite

[hɜːrˈmæfrədaɪt] nhermaphrodite m
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hermaphrodite

nZwitter m, → Hermaphrodit m (geh)
adjzwittrig, hermaphroditisch (geh); plants alsogemischtgeschlechtig
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her·maph·ro·dite

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

adj & n hermafrodita mf
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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!
In the case of animals and plants with separated sexes, it is of course obvious that two individuals must always unite for each birth; but in the case of hermaphrodites this is far from obvious.
Pontillas said Bernades' claim that he is a hermaphrodite or a person with both male and female reproductive organs, was unfounded.
Hermaphrodite pigs are sterile and have no capacity to reproduce, experts added.
Medically just one and a half percent are are born hermaphrodite, i.e.
The flexibility in the sexual expression of a species and the evolution of sequential hermaphroditism in previously gonochoristic populations can be simulated by setting the initial frequencies of each sex and the predominance of lifetime males and females, with which can occurs four flexibility strategies (Warner, 1975): (1) change from a male to female (protandry); (2) change from female to male (protogyny); (3) change from female to hermaphrodite (protogynous hermaphroditism); (4) change from male to hermaphrodite (protandrous hermaphroditism).
At the end of the 2-year study, a total of 21 fish were processed because they exhibited typical hermaphrodite characteristics except for a subtle and diffuse melanin expression in the caudal fin rather than the prominent and defined patches of melanin seen on the caudal fin of hermaphrodites.
By crossing the hermaphrodite plant and the female plant, none of their offspring would come out male trees.
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