|1.||biology an individual animal or flower that has both male and female reproductive organs|
|2.||a person having both male and female sexual characteristics and genital tissues|
|3.||a person or thing in which two opposite forces or qualities are combined|
|4.||having the characteristics of a hermaphrodite|
|[C15: from Latin hermaphrodītus, from Greek, after |
hermaphrodite her·maph·ro·dite (hər-māf'rə-dīt')
An individual having the reproductive organs and many of the secondary sex characteristics of both sexes.
|hermaphrodite (hər-māf'rə-dīt') Pronunciation Key
An organism, such as an earthworm or flowering plant, having both male and female reproductive organs in a single individual.