gynandromorph

noun
gyn·​an·​dro·​morph | \ ˌgīn-ˈan-drə-ˌmȯrf How to pronounce gynandromorph (audio) , ˌjin- \

Definition of gynandromorph

: an abnormal individual exhibiting characters of both sexes in various parts of the body : a sexual mosaic

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gynandromorphic \ (ˌ)gīn-​ˌan-​drə-​ˈmȯr-​fik How to pronounce gynandromorph (audio) , (ˌ)jin-​ \ adjective
gynandromorphism \ (ˌ)gīn-​ˌan-​drə-​ˈmȯr-​ˌfi-​zəm How to pronounce gynandromorph (audio) , (ˌ)jin-​ \ noun
gynandromorphy \ ˌgīn-​ˈan-​drə-​ˌmȯr-​fē How to pronounce gynandromorph (audio) , ˌjin-​ \ noun

Examples of gynandromorph in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The last time Powdermill saw a gynandromorph was in 2005, when the team found a grosbeak that looked very similar to this one. Daisy Hernandez, Popular Mechanics, "This Extraordinary Bird Is Both Male and Female, Divided Down the Middle," 9 Oct. 2020 The team didn’t analyze the bee’s genes to confirm its gynandromorph status. Katherine J. Wu, Smithsonian Magazine, "Meet the Bee With a Body That’s Half Male, Half Female," 2 Apr. 2020 One other Megalopta gynandromorph has shown its face to scientists before: a male-female hybrid in a closely related sweat bee species called Megalopta genalis, identified in 1999. Katherine J. Wu, Smithsonian Magazine, "Meet the Bee With a Body That’s Half Male, Half Female," 2 Apr. 2020 The gynandromorph, as it is known, has a mixture of male and female genes and expresses traits from both sexes. Jason Daley, Smithsonian, "Rare Yellow Cardinal Spotted at Alabama Bird Feeder," 27 Feb. 2018

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First Known Use of gynandromorph

circa 1890, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for gynandromorph

International Scientific Vocabulary, from Greek gynandros + -morph

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“Gynandromorph.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/gynandromorph. Accessed 14 May. 2021.

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gynandromorph

noun
gyn·​an·​dro·​morph | \ (ˈ)gīn-ˈan-drə-ˌmȯrf How to pronounce gynandromorph (audio) , (ˈ)jin- How to pronounce gynandromorph (audio) \

Medical Definition of gynandromorph

: an abnormal individual exhibiting characters of both sexes in various parts of the body : a sexual mosaic

Other Words from gynandromorph

gynandromorphic \ (ˌ)gīn-​ˌan-​drə-​ˈmȯr-​fik How to pronounce gynandromorph (audio) , (ˌ)jin-​ How to pronounce gynandromorph (audio) \ adjective
gynandromorphism \ -​ˌfiz-​əm How to pronounce gynandromorph (audio) \ noun
gynandromorphy \ (ˈ)gīn-​ˈan-​drə-​ˌmȯr-​fē How to pronounce gynandromorph (audio) , (ˈ)jin-​ How to pronounce gynandromorph (audio) \ noun, plural gynandromorphies

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