hermaphroditism

noun
her·​maph·​ro·​dit·​ism | \ (ˌ)hər-ˈma-frə-ˌdī-ˌti-zəm How to pronounce hermaphroditism (audio) \

Definition of hermaphroditism

1 : a condition of most plants and some animals (such as earthworms) in which male and female reproductive organs are present in the same individual
2 : the presence of both testicular and ovarian tissue in the same individual — compare intersexuality

First Known Use of hermaphroditism

1741, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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“Hermaphroditism.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/hermaphroditism. Accessed 24 May. 2022.

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hermaphroditism

noun
her·​maph·​ro·​dit·​ism | \ (ˌ)hər-ˈmaf-rə-ˌdīt-ˌiz-əm How to pronounce hermaphroditism (audio) \

Medical Definition of hermaphroditism

1 : the presence of both testicular and ovarian tissue in the same individual — compare intersexuality, pseudohermaphroditism
2 : a condition of most plants and some animals (as an earthworm) in which male and female reproductive organs are present in the same individual

Other Words from hermaphroditism

hermaphroditic \ (ˌ)hər-​ˌmaf-​rə-​ˈdit-​ik How to pronounce hermaphroditism (audio) \ adjective

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