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hermaphroditism

[hur-maf-ruh-dahy-tiz-uh m] /hɜrˈmæf rə daɪˌtɪz əm/
noun
1.
the condition of being a hermaphrodite.
Also, hermaphrodism
[hur-maf-ruh-diz-uh m] /hɜrˈmæf rəˌdɪz əm/ (Show IPA)
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Origin
1800-1810
1800-10; hermaphrodite + -ism
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hermaphroditism in Medicine

hermaphroditism her·maph·ro·dit·ism (hər-māf'rə-dī-tĭz'əm)
n.
The presence of both ovarian and testicular tissue in an individual.

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