Definitions for: Hermaphroditism


[n] showing characteristics of both sexes
[n] congenital condition in which external genitalia and internal sex organs have both male and female characteristics



Webster (1913) Definition: Her*maph"ro*dit*ism, n. (Biol.)
The union of the two sexes in the same individual, or the
combination of some of their characteristics or organs in one
individual.

Synonyms: androgyny, bisexuality

See Also: birth defect, congenital abnormality, congenital anomaly, congenital defect, congenital disorder, gender, sex, sexuality

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