hermaphroditic

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • adj hermaphroditic of animal or plant; having both male female reproductive organs
    • adj hermaphroditic of or relating to monoclinous plants
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: Most snails are hermaphrodites, meaning they have both female and male reproductive organs
    • Hermaphroditic (Botany) having pistils and stamens in the same flower. Opposite of diclinous.
    • Hermaphroditic (Biol) Partaking of the characteristics of both sexes; having male and female reproductive organs in the same plant or animal; characterized by hermaphroditism. Opposite of dioecious.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • hermaphroditic Affected, with or pertaining to hermaphroditism; having the character of a hermaphrodite; being of both sexes.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • adjs Hermaphroditic pertaining to a hermaphrodite: partaking of both sexes
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Etymology

Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
L.,—Gr. Hermaphrodītos, the son of Hermēs and Aphroditē, who, when bathing, grew together with the nymph Salmacis into one person.

Usage

In literature:

Here follows the female portion of the book: for, to resemble marriage perfectly, it ought to be more or less hermaphroditic.
"The Petty Troubles of Married Life, Complete" by Honore de Balzac
The sphere of creation is hermaphroditic: he too was fine and feminine, unlike the coarser types of men.
"One Woman's Life" by Robert Herrick
So the hermaphrodite fallacy revives again.
"Fantasia of the Unconscious" by D. H. Lawrence
Everybody on the Adityan side seemed uneasy with these strange hermaphrodite creatures who were neither slaves nor Lords-Master.
"A Slave is a Slave" by Henry Beam Piper
Why, because the latter carries about with him that which the envious hermaphrodite does not possess.
"The Romany Rye a sequel to "Lavengro"" by George Borrow
Even Aquinas could gravely debate, Whether Christ was not an hermaphrodite?
"Curiosities of Literature, Vol. 1 (of 3)" by Isaac D'Israeli
There are no hermaphroditic cravings after sexual excitement in him.
"My Contemporaries In Fiction" by David Christie Murray
The rostrum has not its basal margin hollowed out, and is very much larger relatively to the carina, than in the hermaphrodite.
"A Monograph on the Sub-class Cirripedia (Volume 1 of 2)" by Charles Darwin
Whitehall, under James, became a replica, art deducted, of the hermaphroditisms of the Valois court.
"Historia Amoris: A History of Love, Ancient and Modern" by Edgar Saltus
But she was no literary hermaphrodite.
"Thomas Carlyle" by Hector Carsewell Macpherson
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In news:

Consider an alternative interpretation of the Budget and Control Board ’s power grab: It actually illustrates why we should abolish this hermaphroditic anachronism.
" Hermaphrodites , calling themselves SHE MALES/TRANSEXUALS, travel a NATION-WIDE CIRCUIT of LOVE-MAKING, where they are WORSHIPPED as GODESSES of EROTIC LOVE LOVE PISTOLS on TOUR Fully LOADED".
Cult of the Hermaphrodite at 5th and Mission.
When I encountered this flyer on 5th and Mission, I figured "Cult of the Hermaphrodite " was yet another sadly-named juggalo band I'd never heard of.
Lady Gaga Is A Hermaphrodite .
She is also an activist for intersex people -- (formerly known as hermaphrodites ) Her memoir "Mighty Hermaphrodite " will be published next spring.
Intersex people (formerly known as hermaphrodites ) are those born with bodies that are difficult to classify as either "male" or "female.
INTERVIEWS Of Montreal Improve Football in Trippily NSFW 'Sails, Hermaphroditic ' Video.
INTERVIEWS Of Montreal Announce Rarities LP With 'Sails, Hermaphroditic '.
Jeffrey Eugenides's Vest Speaks: 'The Most Famous Hermaphroditic Vest in History.
At Yen's lab at New York University, where she studies worms under a microscope after school, she can point out which ones are hermaphrodites.
Papayas , it turns out, have not just one but three sexes: male, female and hermaphrodite.
As in any good story there are twists and eddies, and while he's talking you notice, across the room, a hermaphrodite wearing a low-cut shirt.
A small agricultural pest called the cottony cushion scale exhibits a bizarre form of hermaphroditism in which parasitic males infect their daughters at birth.
You never see hermaphroditic zombies and you RARELY see baby zombies.
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In science:

Axelrod and Hamilton [117] quote the example of sea bass, a hermaphrodite where partners stay together a long time and change sex roles on a regular basis.
Biological Evolution and Statistical Physics
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