Medical Dictionary

hermaphroditism

noun her·maph·ro·dit·ism \(ˌ)hər-ˈmaf-rə-ˌdīt-ˌiz-əm\

Medical Definition of HERMAPHRODITISM

1
:  an abnormal condition especially among the higher vertebrates of having both testicular and ovarian tissue in the same individual—compare intersexuality, pseudohermaphroditism
2
:  a normal condition of most plants and some animals (as an earthworm) in which male and female reproductive organs are present in the same individual
her·maph·ro·dit·ic \(ˌ)hər-ˌmaf-rə-ˈdit-ik\ adjective
May 03, 2015
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