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hermaphrodite

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noun her·maph·ro·dite \(ˌ)hər-ˈma-frə-ˌdīt\

Simple Definition of hermaphrodite

  • : a person, plant, or animal that has both male and female parts

Full Definition of hermaphrodite

  1. 1 :  an animal or plant having both male and female reproductive organs

  2. 2 :  something that is a combination of diverse elements

hermaphrodite adjective
her·maph·ro·dit·ic play \(ˌ)hər-ˌma-frə-ˈdi-tik\ adjective
her·maph·ro·dit·ism play \-ˈma-frə-ˌdī-ˌti-zəm\ noun

Origin of hermaphrodite

Middle English hermofrodite, from Latin hermaphroditus, from Greek hermaphroditos, from Hermaphroditos


First Known Use: 14th century

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hermaphrodite

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noun her·maph·ro·dite \(ˌ)hər-ˈmaf-rə-ˌdīt\

Medical Definition of hermaphrodite

  1. :  an individual exhibiting hermaphroditism

  2. hermaphrodite adjective




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