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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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Noun1.pseudohermaphroditism - congenital condition in which a person has external genitalia of one sex and internal sex organs of the other sex
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References in periodicals archive ?
CASE 3: A case of male pseudohermaphroditism in which a 9 year old child presented with left inguinal mass of 10 months duration, A bilateral Gonadectomy was performed.
Dysgenetic male pseudohermaphroditism is a sexual differentiation disorder characterized by:
Gender assignment in male pseudohermaphroditism: an Indian perspective.
Dysgenetic male pseudohermaphroditism (DMP) is a sexual differentiation disorder diagnosed on the basis of morphologic features in patients with evidence of gonadal dysgenesis.
Female pseudohermaphroditism associated with a novel homozygous G-to-A (V370-to-M) substitution in the P-450 aromatase gene.
Deletion of steroid 5 alpha-reductase 2 gene in male pseudohermaphroditism. Nature 1991;354:159-161.
Molecular diagnosis of 5[alpha]-reductase-2 gene mutation in two Indian families with male pseudohermaphroditism. AJA 2008;10:815-818.
Why was I was so different from my peers?' She took me to the hospital where I was informed that I am male pseudohermaphroditism. I was given the option of surgery.
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).