Medical Dictionary

hermaphrodism

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noun her·maph·ro·dism \(ˌ)hər-ˈmaf-rə-ˌdiz-əm\

Medical Definition of hermaphrodism

Biographical Note for hermaphrodism

Hermaphroditus

\(ˌ)hər-ˌmaf-rə-ˈdīt-əs\play , Greek mythological character. Hermaphroditus was the son of Hermes and Aphrodite and renowned for his beauty. A fountain nymph became enamored of him and asked the gods to unite her with him in one body. The result was a creature who was half man and half woman.


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