hermaphroditic /herr maf'reuh dit"ik/, hermaphroditical, hermaphroditish /herr maf'reuh duy"tish/, adj.hermaphroditically, adv.
/herr maf"reuh duyt'/, n.
1. an individual in which reproductive organs of both sexes are present. Cf. pseudohermaphrodite.
2. Biol. an organism, as an earthworm or plant, having normally both the male and female organs of generation.
3. a person or thing in which two opposite qualities are combined.
4. of, pertaining to, or characteristic of a hermaphrodite.
5. combining two opposite qualities.
6. Bot. monoclinous.
[1350-1400; ME hermofrodite < L hermaphroditus < Gk hermaphróditos hemaphrodite, name of the son of Hermes and Aphrodite]

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