bipotentiality

[bī′pə-tĕn′shē-ălĭ-tē]

n.

The capability of differentiating along two developmental pathways, as of a gonad.
The capacity to function either as a male or a female.
The condition of having both male and female reproductive organs; hermaphroditism.

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