A congenital condition in which an organism possesses the reproductive organs of both sexes.

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  • Hermaphrodism — Her*maph ro*dism, n. [Cf. F. hermaphrodisme.] (Biol.) See {Hermaphroditism}. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • hermaphrodism — 1808, from Fr. hermaphrodisme, from hermaphrodite (see HERMAPHRODITE (Cf. hermaphrodite)) …   Etymology dictionary

  • hermaphrodism — the condition where both ovarine and testicular tissue are present in one individual, though both gametes are not necessarily produced at the same time. Functional hermaphrodism in fishes is known in some Cyprinodontidae, Sparidae and Serranidae …   Dictionary of ichthyology

  • hermaphrodism — her·maph·ro·dism (hər măfʹrə dĭz əm) n. Variant of hermaphroditism. * * * …   Universalium

  • hermaphrodism — SYN: hermaphroditism. * * * her·maph·ro·dism (.)hər maf rə .diz əm n HERMAPHRODITISM Her·maph·ro·di·tus (.)hər .maf rə dīt əs Greek mythological character. Hermaphroditus was the son of Hermes and Aphrodite and renowned for his beauty. A fountain …   Medical dictionary

  • hermaphrodism — n. hermaphroditism, coexistence of male and female sexual organs (in a single organism or flower) …   English contemporary dictionary

  • hermaphrodism — her·maph·ro·dism …   English syllables

  • hermaphrodism — noun congenital condition in which external genitalia and internal sex organs have both male and female characteristics • Syn: ↑hermaphroditism • Hypernyms: ↑birth defect, ↑congenital anomaly, ↑congenital defect, ↑congenital disorder, ↑congenital …   Useful english dictionary

  • hermaphroditism — The presence in one individual of both ovarian and testicular tissue; i.e., true h.. SYN: hermaphrodism. adrenal h. altered appearance of the genitalia due to disorders of adrenocortical function, most often female virilization; not an example of …   Medical dictionary

  • Hermaphrodeity — Her*maph ro*de i*ty, n. Hermaphrodism. B. Jonson. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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