[ soo-doh-hur-maf-ruh-dahyt ]
/ ˌsu doʊ hɜrˈmæf rəˌdaɪt /


an individual having internal reproductive organs of one sex and external sexual characteristics resembling those of the other sex or being ambiguous in nature.Compare hermaphrodite(def 1).

Origin of pseudohermaphrodite

First recorded in 1890–95; pseudo- + hermaphrodite

OTHER WORDS FROM pseudohermaphrodite

pseu·do·her·maph·ro·dit·ic [soo-doh-her-maf-ruh-dit-ik] /ˌsu doʊ hərˌmæf rəˈdɪt ɪk/, adjectivepseu·do·her·maph·ro·dit·ism [soo-doh-hur-maf-ruh-dahy-tiz-uh m] /ˌsu doʊ hɜrˈmæf rə daɪˌtɪz əm/, pseu·do·her·maph·ro·dism [soo-doh-hur-maf-ruh-diz-uh m] /ˌsu doʊ hɜrˈmæf rəˌdɪz əm/, noun Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2020

British Dictionary definitions for pseudohermaphrodite

/ (ˌsjuːdəʊhɜːˈmæfrəˌdaɪt) /


an organism with the congenital condition of having the organs of reproduction of one sex and the external genitalia, usually malformed, of the opposite sexCompare hermaphroditism

Derived forms of pseudohermaphrodite

pseudohermaphroditism, noun
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Medical definitions for pseudohermaphrodite

[ sōō′dō-hər-măfrə-dīt′ ]


A person exhibiting pseudohermaphroditism.
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