Recent Examples of hermaphrodite from the Web
Plastics that mimick estrogen turn a beluga whale into a hermaphrodite.
The authors of the study settle the question and show that the ancestral flower was a hermaphrodite.
The pond snail is a hermaphrodite that can choose the role of giver or taker in a relationship.
Burke’s Instagram is a trove of her own maximalist pileups: wraparound pygmy rings, anthropomorphic suns with their tongues wagging, a dainty torso of a hermaphrodite.
The first was born a hermaphrodite and left her family – who wanted her to live as a boy – for life as a Hijra in an intersex community.
In his early years, although technically a hermaphrodite, Aftab, already an outcast, identifies with the hijras.
In order to maximize chances of reproduction, these fish have evolved into hermaphrodites, possessing both male and female organs, which allows them to mate with any member of their species that crosses their path.
Snails are hermaphrodites, but their genitals need to align for mating to occur.
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Origin and Etymology of hermaphrodite
First Known Use: 14th centurySee Words from the same year
HERMAPHRODITE Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of hermaphrodite for English Language Learners
: a person, plant, or animal that has both male and female parts
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