hermaphroditic

adjective
her·​maph·​ro·​dit·​ic | \ (ˌ)hər-ˌma-frə-ˈdi-tik How to pronounce hermaphroditic (audio) \

Definition of hermaphroditic

: possessing both male and female reproductive organs, structures, or tissue : of, relating to, or being a hermaphrodite hermaphroditic worms hermaphroditic flowers Most corals are hermaphroditic—they release both male and female gametes.— John Vandenbeld

Other Words from hermaphroditic

hermaphroditically \ (ˌ)hər-​ˌma-​frə-​ˈdi-​ti-​k(ə-​)lē How to pronounce hermaphroditically (audio) \ adverb

First Known Use of hermaphroditic

1631, in the meaning defined above

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“Hermaphroditic.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/hermaphroditic. Accessed 12 Aug. 2020.

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