The myths frequently hit on the theory of a hermaphroditic being, both male and female, who produces another being out of himself.
There are no hermaphroditic cravings after sexual excitement in him.
According to another, he is pictured as a hermaphroditic being, a concept we frequently come across in alchemical literature.
The flatworms are hermaphroditic, and their propagation is by means of eggs.
He looked forward to victory this fall over the hermaphroditic ticket of Taylor and Fillmore.
In the case of the third (hermaphroditic or lunar) sex, one set of reproductive organs was male, the other female.
It is evident that this factor can not operate among many lower animals which are hermaphroditic, nor among plants.
The cell, on the contrary, is hermaphroditic, for it contains within itself the necessary elements for reproducing itself.
The hermaphroditic specimen was of some interest, since the ovary and testis both seemed to be enlarged.
Castle77 observed and studied the phenomenon of self-sterility in an Ascidian, Ciona intestinalis, which is hermaphroditic.
late 14c. (harmofroditus), from Latin hermaphroditus, from Greek Hermaphroditos (Latin Hermaphroditus), son of Hermes and Aphrodite, who, in Ovid, was loved by the nymph Salmacis so ardently that she prayed for complete union with him and as a result they were united bodily, combining male and female characteristics. Also used figuratively in Middle English of "one who improperly occupies two offices." As a name for the condition, Middle English had hermofrodito (late 14c.), hermofrodisia (early 15c.). As an adjective, from c.1600.
hermaphrodite her·maph·ro·dite (hər-māf'rə-dīt')
An individual having the reproductive organs and many of the secondary sex characteristics of both sexes.