[ bī′pə-tĕn′shē-ălĭ-tē ]


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.

Nearby words

  1. bipolar lead,
  2. bipolar neuron,
  3. bipolar transistor,
  4. bipolar version,
  5. bipolarity,
  6. bippy,
  7. biprism,
  8. bipropellant,
  9. bipyramid,
  10. biquadrate

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