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hermaphroditism

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noun her·maph·ro·dit·ism \ (ˌ)hər-ˈmaf-rə-ˌdīt-ˌiz-əm \

medical Definition of hermaphroditism

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

hermaphroditic

play \(ˌ)hər-ˌmaf-rə-ˈdit-ik\ adjective

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