hermaphroditism definition

  • noun:
    • An anomalous condition in humans and pets by which both male and female reproductive organs and secondary sexual traits are present in the same individual.
    • the current presence of both male and female reproductive body organs in a plant or pet, as with an earthworm or a monoecious plant.
    • Having intimate body organs of both sexes.
    • The union associated with two sexes in identical person, or the combination of some of their particular faculties or body organs in one single individual.
    • The state of being a hermaphrodite; union, genuine or obvious, associated with two sexes in the same person. Also hermaphrodism.
    • congenital symptom in which exterior genitalia and interior intercourse body organs have actually both male and feminine characteristics
    • showing characteristics of both sexes

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