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true hermaphrodite

true hermaphrodite in Medicine

true hermaphrodite n.
An individual having both ovarian and testicular tissues.

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  • A true hermaphrodite would have the complete reproductive organs of both sexes, but such an individual has not been observed.

  • Many a physician disbelieves that there ever has been a person of both sexes—a true hermaphrodite.

    The Physical Life of Woman: Dr. George H Napheys
  • In a large number of species, the male and female organs are combined in a single flower, making a true hermaphrodite.

    Plain Facts for Old and Young John Harvey Kellogg

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