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hermaphroditism

[hur-maf-ruh-dahy-tiz-uh m]
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noun
  1. the condition of being a hermaphrodite.
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Also her·maph·ro·dism [hur-maf-ruh-diz-uh m] /hɜrˈmæf rəˌdɪz əm/.

Origin of hermaphroditism

First recorded in 1800–10; hermaphrodite + -ism
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Examples from the Web for hermaphroditism

Historical Examples

  • Hermaphroditism must be regarded as a temporary or transitional form.

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    C. Gasquoine Hartley

  • This seems to be the only cytological work on the problem of hermaphroditism.

  • It is obvious that in this case the cause for the hermaphroditism is not disclosed.

  • What you say about the coats of mules is new to me, as is the statement about hermaphroditism in hybrid moths.

  • By hermaphroditism is meant the existence of complete and separate sets of female and male gonads in the same individual.


hermaphroditism in Medicine

hermaphroditism

(hər-măfrə-dī-tĭz′əm)
n.
  1. The presence of both ovarian and testicular tissue in an individual.
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