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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 ?
And whatever they may reveal of the divine love in the Son, the soft, curled, hermaphroditical Italian pictures, in which his idea has been most successfully embodied; these pictures, so destitute as they are of all brawniness, hint nothing of any power, but the mere negative, feminine one of submission and endurance, which on all hands it is conceded, form the peculiar practical virtues of his teachings.
Jefferson's camp accused President Adams of having a "hideous hermaphroditical character, which has neither the force and firmness of a man, nor the gentleness and sensibility of a woman.
And Adams' great-grandfather, the second president of the United States, was accused by Thomas Jefferson's supporters during the famously acrimonious 1800 election of having, among many other unpleasant things, a "hideous hermaphroditical character.