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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.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.hermaphroditic - of or relating to monoclinous plants
monoclinous - having pistils and stamens in the same flower
2.hermaphroditic - 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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It additionally shows how all three writers exploit Ovidian hermaphroditic imagery in order to undermine the intersecting ideals of linguistic integrity, classically inspired amity, and Neoplatonic harmony.