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One that possesses the internal reproductive organs of one sex while exhibiting some of the external physical characteristics of the opposite sex.

pseu′do·her·maph′ro·dit′ic (-dĭt′ĭk) adj.
pseu′do·her·maph′ro·dit·ism n.
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(Biology) an organism with the congenital condition of having the organs of reproduction of one sex and the external genitalia, usually malformed, of the opposite sex. Compare hermaphroditism
ˌpseudoherˈmaphroditˌism n
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Noun1.pseudohermaphrodite - someone having external genitalia of one sex and internal sex organs of the other sex; not a true hermaphrodite because there is no ambiguity in the sex of the external genitalia and hence no question about gender at birth
bisexual, bisexual person - a person who is sexually attracted to both sexes
Adj.1.pseudohermaphrodite - having internal reproductive organs of one sex and external sexual characteristics of the other sex
androgynous - having both male and female characteristics
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Endocrine studies in a pubertal male pseudohermaphrodite with 17-ketosteroid reductase deficiency.
17beta-hydroxysteroid dehydrogenase 3 deficiency in a male pseudohermaphrodite. Fertil Steril 2008 Jan; 89(1): 228.e13-7.
Male pseudohermaphrodite: In our society every body wants a male child or become a man.
Clinical, biochemical and morphologic diagnostic markers in an infant male pseudohermaphrodite patient with compound heterozygous mutations (G115D/R246W) in SRD5A2 gene.
In the absence of palpable gonads, possibility of female pseudo-hermaphrodite is considered whereas in case of palpable gonads diagnostic evaluation is directed to male pseudohermaphrodite.
The male pseudohermaphrodite has male gonads and karyotype, but varying degrees of virilisation of the internal and external genital tracts.