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Hermaphrodite

Synonym(s)

  • androgyne

Definition(s)

An organism having both male and female sexual characteristics and organs.

Definition from: NCI Thesaurus via Unified Medical Language SystemThis link leads to a site outside Genetics Home Reference. at the National Library of Medicine

1: An abnormal individual especially among the higher vertebrates having both male and female reproductive organs -- called also androgyne. 2: A plant or animal (as a hydra) that normally has both male and female reproductive organs.

Definition from: Merriam-Webster's Medical DictionaryThis link leads to a site outside Genetics Home Reference. by Merriam-Webster Inc.

See also Understanding Medical Terminology.

 
Published: December 16, 2014