hermaphroditism


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her·maph·ro·dit·ism

 (hər-măf′rə-dī-tĭz′əm) also her·maph·ro·dism (-rə-dĭz′əm)
n.
1. The presence of both male and female reproductive organs that is typical of certain plants and animals, as in a monoecious plant or an earthworm.
2. The presence in some humans and in some individuals of other animal species of both male and female reproductive organs and secondary sexual characteristics in the same individual.

hermaphroditism

the presence on an individual body of both male and female sex organs. Also called androgynism, gynandrism, gynandry.hermaphrodite, n.hermaphroditic, adj.
See also: Body, Human
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.hermaphroditism - congenital condition in which external genitalia and internal sex organs have both male and female characteristics
2.hermaphroditism - showing characteristics of both sexeshermaphroditism - showing characteristics of both sexes
sexuality, gender, sex - the properties that distinguish organisms on the basis of their reproductive roles; "she didn't want to know the sex of the foetus"
Translations

her·maph·ro·dit·ism

n. hermafroditismo, condición de hermafrodita.

hermaphroditism

n hermafroditismo
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The pig's condition, according to experts, is called hermaphroditism or having both female and male organs.
Disorders of sex development (DSD) are defined as congenital conditions in which there is discrepancy between chromosomal, gonadal and anatomical sex.5 The prevalence of genital anomalies is usually one in 300 births6 but the birth prevalence of true genital ambiguity may be as low as one in 5000 births.7 In 2006, the Lawson Wilkins Pediatric Endocrine Society (LWPES) and the European Society for Paediatric Endocrinology (ESPE) published a consensus statement on management of intersex disorders and proposed the term 'DSD' instead of terms like 'intersex', 'pseudohermaphroditism (PH)', 'hermaphroditism', 'sex reversal' etc.8 (Table).
Particularly, the condition of having or produce of both male and female gametes by the same gonad (ovotestis or syngonic) occurs as a process (sexual differentiation), as well as a mode of sexuality (hermaphroditism) over lifespan of the invertebrates (Ghiselin, 1969; Warner, 1975).
Hermaphroditism occurs when pigs are born with both male and female reproductive traits and organs.
In his essay "Francois Villon," the great Russian poet Osip Mandelstam writes: "The lyrical poet is a hermaphrodite by nature, capable of limitless fissions in the name of his inner monologue." In an essay from the mid-eighties on Mandelstam & Bakhtin, "Dialogue as 'Lyrical Hermaphrodism,'" Svetlana Boym comments as follows: "Mandelstam's 'lyrical hermaphroditism' does not signify a Platonic ideal of androgynous wholeness, a reconciliation of two polarities.
Based on histological analysis of the gonad, simultaneous hermaphroditism was not observed in Saxidomus purpuratus.
They may exhibit gonochorism (fixed separate sexes), simultaneous (or synchronous) or sequential hermaphroditism. (6) With the exception of some species of frogs, teleost fish species are the only known vertebrates with sequentially hermaphroditic representatives, (7) a reproductive strategy that has multiple evolutionary origins in fishes, having been reported in 27 taxonomic families spread across nine orders.
Abnormal sex differentiation: Hermaphroditism and gonadal dysgenesis.
Molecular phylogeny of shrimps from the genus Lysmata (Caridea: Hippolytidae): the evolutionary origins of protandric simultaneous hermaphroditism and social monogamy.
Ovotesticular disorder is an extremely rare cause of disorder of sexual development (DSD), once known as true hermaphroditism. Patients with ovotesticular DSD have both testicular tissue, including seminiferous tubules, and ovarian tissue, including ovarian follicles.
The disorders of sex development are now broadly grouped into three main diagnostic categories namely 46 XY DSD (previously called male Pseudo hermaphroditism), 46 XX DSD (previously called female Pseudo hermaphroditism) and sex chromosome DSD (previously called true hermaphroditism).