hermaphrodite hermaphrodite  /hər ˈmæf rə ˌdaɪt/

Definition(s):

  1. (n) one having both male and female sexual characteristics and organs; at birth an unambiguous assignment of male or female cannot be made
  2. (adj) of animal or plant; having both male female reproductive organs

Usage(s):

  1. Twin A, identified as a hermaphrodite, has 5% XY and 95% XX after genetic testing of the skin.
  2. If the domi nance is too weak to prevent confusion, the individual is a hermaphrodite.
  3. I was told that the pills proved I had something called bipolar disorder, which I thought meant I was a hermaphrodite.

News

  1. This Bizarre Fish Can Live On Land For Up To Two Months

    Strong leaping skills help a bizarre hermaphrodite fish live out of water for weeks at a time, new research shows. The mangrove rivulus is a small tropical killifish that's found in swamps from Florida to Brazil, measuring no bigger than 3 inches (75 millimeters) long.
    on July 9, 2013     Source: Business Insider

  2. How One Weird Fish Jumps on Land

    Strong leaping skills help a bizarre hermaphrodite fish live out of water for weeks at a time, new research shows.
    on July 8, 2013     Source: LiveScience.com via Yahoo! News

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Quotes

  1. "There's been a lot of mudslinging and rumor mongering and rubbish, people saying that she's a hermaphrodite," Brand said. "I think it's a disgrace that a woman cannot be successful, sexy and have an aggressive sexuality without people...
    on Sep 13, 2009 By: Russell Brand Source: MTV.com

  2. "Mr Nance told me that he had heard of someone's being compelled to confess that he was a hermaphrodite," recalled Hitchens, adding: "I later had an awful twinge while wondering if I myself could have been 'dunked' this far."
    on Jul 3, 2008 By: Christopher Hitchens Source: guardian.co.uk

  3. "He was given the word 'erudite' to research," Scioscia said. "He got all mixed up and researched the wrong word. He researched 'hermaphrodite,' not 'erudite.' So he's up there talking about all this sexual stuff, and everyone in the room is...
    on Mar 13, 2009 By: Mike Scioscia Source: ESPN

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