Definition of Hermaphroditic

1. Adjective. Of or relating to monoclinous plants.

Similar to: Monoclinous
Derivative terms: Hermaphrodite

2. Adjective. Of animal or plant; having both male female reproductive organs.
Exact synonyms: Hermaphrodite
Category relationships: Biological Science, Biology
Similar to: Androgynous
Derivative terms: Hermaphrodite, Hermaphrodite

Definition of Hermaphroditic

1. a. Partaking of the characteristics of both sexes; characterized by hermaphroditism.

Definition of Hermaphroditic

1. Adjective. Of or pertaining to hermaphrodism; being a hermaphrodite. (defdate from earlier 17th c.) ¹

2. Adjective. (biology) Possessing the reproductive organs of both genders. ¹

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Definition of Hermaphroditic

1. [adj]

Medical Definition of Hermaphroditic

1. Bearing both male and female organs together, for example on the same gametophyte or in the same flower. (09 Oct 1997)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Hermaphroditic

hermaphrodite brig
hermaphrodite brigs
hermeneutic circle

Literary usage of Hermaphroditic

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1. Psyche by Cambridge Entomological Club (1893)
"To an interesting and very thorough description of an hermaphroditic spider, Bert- kau appends a catalogue of recent cases and states that 361 ..."

2. Anaesthesia, Hospitalism, Hermaphroditism, and a Proposal to Stamp Out Small by James Young Simpson (1871)
"CAUSES OF hermaphroditic MALFORMATION. As yet we possess very little accurate knowledge, either in respect to the mode in which the determining causes of ..."

3. The Germ-cell Cycle in Animals by Robert William Hegner (1914)
"CHAPTER VII THE GERM CELLS OF hermaphroditic ANIMALS MANY of the most interesting biological problems are those connected with the phenomenon of sex. ..."

4. The True Intellectual System of the Universe: Wherein All the Reason and by Ralph Cudworth, Thomas Birch (1820)
"... the Orphic theo- logy calls the first principle hermaphroditic, or male and female together ; thereby denoting that essence, that is generative or ..."

5. Metaphysical Inquiry Into Method, Objects, and Result of Ancient and Modern by Isaac Preston Cory (1833)
"... OR LOVE, OR JUSTICE of the world; a triad, which with the terraqueous globe, composed the Great Pantheistic, or hermaphroditic deity of the Heathen, ..."

6. Phallism: A Description of the Worship of Lingam-yoni in Various Parts of by Hargrave Jennings (1889)
"Variations of Detail—The Egyptian Khem—Growing Coarseness of the Egyptian Idea —Swearing by the Phallus —Welsh Customs—The hermaphroditic Element—Expressive ..."

7. The Evolution of Man and His Mind: A History and Discussion of the Evolution by Shobal Vail Clevenger (1902)
"Moss animals are hermaphroditic, and the male and female elements mingle freely ... Ctenophora are hermaphroditic and Hydras reproduce if cut in pieces, ..."

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