Definition of Hermaphroditism

1. Noun. Congenital condition in which external genitalia and internal sex organs have both male and female characteristics.


2. Noun. Showing characteristics of both sexes.
Exact synonyms: Androgyny, Bisexuality
Generic synonyms: Gender, Sex, Sexuality
Derivative terms: Androgenous, Androgynous, Androgynous, Bisexual

Definition of Hermaphroditism

1. n. The union of the two sexes in the same individual, or the combination of some of their characteristics or organs in one individual.

Definition of Hermaphroditism

1. Noun. Having sexual organs of both sexes. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Hermaphroditism

1. [n -S]

Medical Definition of Hermaphroditism

1. The union of the two sexes in the same individual, or the combination of some of their characteristics or organs in one individual. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Hermaphroditism

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Literary usage of Hermaphroditism

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Biological Bulletin by Marine Biological Laboratory (Woods Hole, Mass.) (1915)
"Miss King ('io) in her paper on anomalies in the genital organs of toads, says: "Evidently hermaphroditism occurs much less frequently among the Urodela ..."

2. Outlines of Comparative Anatomy of Vertebrates by John Sterling Kingsley (1917)
"hermaphroditism Individuals of either sex which have assumed some of the ... This is not true hermaphroditism, which consists in having both ovarian and ..."

3. The American Journal of the Medical Sciences by Southern Society for Clinical Investigation (U.S.) (1858)
"THE subject of hermaphroditism is one of interest and importance viewed in connection with canonical and civil law, as well as with physiology and surgery. ..."

4. Text-book of Comparative Anatomy by Arnold Lang, Ernst Heinrich Philipp August Haeckel (1891)
"hermaphroditism in the Crustacea. hermaphroditism is a rare phenomenon in the Crustacea, and only found in attached and parasitic forms, ..."

5. Chamber's Encyclopaedia: A Dictionary of Universal Knowledge (1890)
"This partial hermaphroditism is usually an exception, аи when a butterfly has its wings coloured like those of the female on one side, like those of the ..."

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